Australian police send SOS for stolen ABBA jumpsuit

Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:46am EDT
 
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CANBERRA (Reuters) - An original jumpsuit from the Swedish supergroup ABBA, worn by Agnetha Faltskog, has been stolen in Australia and sold for a song at a garage sale, prompting the police to ask the public for help to find it.

Police in southern Victoria state said the white jumpsuit was stolen from an old shed at a home near Melbourne, with the thief unaware the suit was an ABBA original.

Police are asking anyone who bought a jumpsuit at a garage sale to give them a call.

The owners of the suit live in another state and had rented out their Victorian house, the Herald Sun newspaper said. They did not realize for some months that their prized possession had been stolen and sold.

Police said the suit was famous, as Agnetha wore it in the photograph on the cover of ABBA's album "Arrival."

ABBA -- Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad -- were one of the biggest groups of the 1970s and achieved international success by winning the 1974 Eurovision song contest with "Waterloo." The band broke up in 1982.

(Reporting by James Grubel, Editing by Miral Fahmy)