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Iron Man costume from 2008 film stolen from storage

By
Ben Hooper
The Los Angeles Police Department said it is investigating the theft of an Iron Man costume worn by actor Robert Downey Jr. in the 2008 film. Downey is seen here at the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2013. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
The Los Angeles Police Department said it is investigating the theft of an Iron Man costume worn by actor Robert Downey Jr. in the 2008 film. Downey is seen here at the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2013. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

May 10 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles said an Iron Man costume featured in the first film in the Marvel franchise has been stolen from a storage unit.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the suit, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in his portrayal of Tony Stark in the 2008 film, was reported missing Tuesday by the owners of a movie prop storage facility in the Pacoima neighborhood.

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Police said the suit was last seen in February and is believed to have been taken sometime between February and April 25.

The costume's value was estimated to be $320,000.

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