‘Iron Man’ suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. stolen

The stolen suit was worn by Robert Downey Jr., seen here in 2012, in the original "Iron Man" released in 2008

Los Angeles (AFP) – Call in The Avengers — someone has stolen Iron Man’s suit.

Los Angeles police said the gold and red suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the original 2008 superhero smash hit was reported missing on Tuesday from a storage facility.

Officer Christopher No told AFP the owners of the warehouse believe the iconic costume, valued at $325,000 (274,000 euros), vanished between February and April 25 from the prop storage warehouse in Pacoima, located north of downtown Los Angeles.

No said the “unusual” theft was considered high priority, and detectives so far had no leads in the case.