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Star Wars costume, SUV stolen from Alberta teacher

An Alberta teacher is asking the public to be on the lookout for a thief who may be driving around Evansburg, Alta., in his stolen SUV. Inside the vehicle is his prized Stars Wars costume of Boba Fett.

Brett Watt is hoping prized outfit will be returned in time for his next charity event

Brett Watt says it took two years and thousands of dollars in custom parts to build his Boba Fett costume. (Courtesy of Brett Watt )

Brett Watt's career as a Star Wars impersonator has been put on hold.

The Alberta teacher is asking the public to be on the lookout for a thief who may be driving around Evansburg, Alta., in his stolen SUV. Inside the vehicle is his prized Boba Fett costume.

When Watt isn't teaching at Evansburg's Grand Trunk High School, he moonlights as Boba Fett, the villainous Star Wars bounty hunter, at charity events through his work with the 501st Legion.

Watt's 2014 black Toyota 4Runner was stolen outside his building on Friday morning.  

Watt was looking forward to wearing the Boba Fett outfit for his next event, a Kids with Cancer Christmas gala in Edmonton this weekend.

"I'm sure hoping that whoever took it has a conscience and returns it."

Watt reported the theft to police, but is hoping someone might spot his SUV and tip off investigators.

"This is a handmade, hand-built item; it's a lot of my own money, and I'm not sure insurance is going to recoup the cost for this thing," said Watt, who estimates the costume is worth between $3,000 and $5,000 US.

"So it's up to the goodwill to the people out there to keep their eye out for it. 

"I built it over the course of two years. I sourced a variety of different parts, from a variety of different makers all over the world."

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Evansburg police.

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