Anyone desperate enough to steal a sex doll must have some serious sexual frustration going on. So in a way, my thoughts go out to an Australia man, who recently made off with a $4,500 AUS (£2,564) sex doll from an adult shop in Melbourne.

The thief was snapped on CCTV, smashing his way through a security barrier with a fire extinguisher and bolt cutters.

In the footage, a white Ford van is seen driving into the car park at the rear of the store, before the man, wearing a stocking on his head, jumps out and starts having a go at the gate.

He struggles to get through the barrier before heading back to his van, taking out a fire extinguisher and hurling it at the door.

Credit: Victoria Police

The man then vanishes into the shop for a few seconds before re-emerging with his new partner, Dorothy, a 5'5" life-size sex doll which retails at AUS $4,500 (£2,564).

Whether the speediness of his entry into the building was because he was worried about getting caught, or just due to him being really horny, remains unclear. However, the theft occurred just after 6am on Sunday morning in the suburb of Moorabbin, south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

Credit: Victoria Police

Police have described the man as having a solid build and wearing a dark jumper with a red stripe, dark pants and dark shoes.

The sex toy industry is worth an estimated $15billion worldwide. Of course, not all of this is down to sex dolls, but your average sex doll costs anywhere between $2,000 (£1,596) and $10,000 (£7,981). One company even charges an eye watering $10,000 for just the head of an AI sex doll.

As for this particular case, the whereabouts of Dorothy currently remains unknown. Australian police are urging anyone with any information about the theft to contact Crime Stoppers on (+61) 1800 333 000.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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