A thief in Brazil gave a whole new meaning to arousing suspicion when he made off with an 18-carat gold-plated vibrator selling for $4,000 from a luxury sex shop.

Police say he walked into the Erotica Luxo store in Brasilia, tied up a clerk and took the item from its display case. He stole nothing else.

I really don't know what he'll do. I'll leave it up to his imagination.

- Vanessa Baldini, owner of the Erotica Luxo store in Brasilia

It's high season for erotic shops in Brazil as the nation celebrates its own Valentine's Day in less than two weeks.

Store owner Vanessa Baldini tells the G1 news website the robber might get no satisfaction from Wednesday's theft. She says the Swedish-made vibrator has a stainless steel core, making removing any gold plating extremely difficult.

And she notes the robber didn't take the vibrator's charger.

She says: "I really don't know what he'll do. I'll leave it up to his imagination."

Based on reporting by The Associated Press. 

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