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Stolen Guildford teddy bears found by member of public

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Stolen Guildford teddy bears found by member of public

Published at 12:59pm 3rd October 2018. (Updated at 1:49pm 3rd October 2018)

A member of the public has recovered a number of teddy bears that had been stolen from a Guildford toy shop. 

Thieves broke into The Bear Garden along Jeffries Passage at around 9pm on Monday night (October 1). 

It is believed they used a brick to smash through the front window display. 

Surrey Police said six to eight teddy bears, valued at a total of around £300, were taken during the break-in. 

But posting on The Bear Garden's Facebook Page today (October 3), staff said: "Well, well, well. The stolen bears have been recovered by a member of the public! "

Member of the public, Danka, was reportedly nearly knocked over on Monday evening by a cyclist who dropped a bag.

After a little research, Danka worked out who the bears belonged to and gave The Bear Garden a call.

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Petrina thanking Danka with flowers for returning the bears safely.

"Faith in humanity duly restored!", the post reads.

Speaking to Eagle on Tuesday (October 2), Owner Andrew Colborne-Baber said: 

"This is the first time that the small business has experienced this sort of event in 26 years.

"The one positive that we have taken from this is the huge display of support from our customers. We have been inundated with messages, so I would like to pass my thanks on to everyone for their kind words".

Surrey Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

If you saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number PR/45180105193.

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The front window display was smashed on Monday night.

 

 

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