Perhaps the thief was so excited about nearly completing his mission, that he forgot to steal the charger! As reported by The Daily Mail:
A gold-plated vibrator has been stolen from a luxury sex shop in Brazil after an armed raider stormed into the shop and demanded staff hand over the item.
Police say the man walked into the Brasilia store, tied up the sales assistant and then took the 18-carat gold sex toy from the display case. He left without taking anything else. The sex toy sells for $4,000, or £2,600.
Store owner Vanessa Baldini, told the G1 news website, the robber might not get any satisfaction from Wednesday’s theft.
… the robber didn’t take the charger for the sex toy.
Doh! And if you’re thinking perhaps he did it for the gold plating …
[The store owner] said the Swedish-made vibrator has a stainless steel core, making removing any gold plating extremely difficult.
A few days later … “Um, excuse me. Do you sell chargers separately?” … Here’s the source, with a photo of the spoils.