London - Police are appealing to the public for any information concerning the loss of singer Rihanna's 58 carat gold umbrella, which she accidentally left on a London Metroline Bus Route 98 Holborn to Willesden Bus Garage. The incident happened at approximately 11.13am today at the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, where the singer disembarked her journey.
The singer was travelling on the bus in apparent attempt to show people that entertainers are mere mortals and do take public transport like the rest of us. "I regret that now" said Rihanna. "the truth is I was trying to impress this guy. I didn't want him to think I was a snob catching cabs around everywhere - or worse - limos!" She said that she got into such a tizz when she realised she had missed her stop that she pressed the emergency door open button and rushed out, leaving her umbrella behind.
As well as being worth £28,000, the umbrella also has sentimental value. It is rumoured that it is the same umbrella she sang about in her 2007 hit Umbrella. Rihanna will not confirm the rumour but is said to be completely devastated. She may even cancel her forthcoming world tour if the umbrella is not found, as she does not have the strength to sing without it.
A reward of £5,000 has been offered for the safe return of the umbrella. If you have any information concerning the famous umbrella please contact crimestoppers on 0800 UMBRELLA. Ransom notes are not welcome and will be discarded.