Three thieves have been caught on CCTV stealing a giant Snorlax Pokémon plush from a store in Malaysia. The store has shared the footage online in hopes of tracking the culprits down.

The video, which you can see for yourself below, shows the thieves entering and leaving Black Borx, a Malaysian store which sells vending machines which can store all sorts of goods inside. One example of an item which can be stored in one these machines is a 1.5m Snorlax toy, which was reportedly left sitting outside "to let everyone have a fun encounter with this gigantic creature". Sadly, the thieves had a little too much fun, and decided to run off with the poor thing.

In a bid to bring the Snorlax home, Black Borx posted the following message to Facebook. At the time of writing, it has been shared over 1,500 times.

🚨 Theft Alert @ Wangsa Maju / Desa Setapak 🚨 Sadly, one of our super cute gigantic Snorlax plush was stolen last night 😢

A plush toy of this huge size is not common, please notify us if you have seen it, and most likely from the 3 persons caught in action

We have ways to identify our Snorlax and rewards will be given when it is returned to the rightful owner!

While the situation doesn't seem to have been fully resolved just yet, there is a glimmer of hope. Black Borx posted an update just a couple of days ago saying that progress has been made and that they hope "Team Rocket will be blasting off again soon". Here's hoping it gets returned safely.

For more giant Snorlax plush related content (nope, we can't believe we're saying that either), feel free to check out this heartwarming story of a Snorlax toy which had an exciting, yet sometimes traumatic, journey around the globe.

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