Mariah Carey was left devastated last week (01DEC05) when a thief stole a gold record from her dressing room just moments after it was presented to her.

The American singer was in Munich, Germany to collect a Bambi award to celebrate her status as the world's most successful pop star.

At the ceremony, Carey was also presented with a gold record to mark the 100,000 copies of her latest album The Emancipation Of Mimi to be sold in Germany.

However, when Carey went backstage following her performance the trophy, designed as a butterfly, had been stolen from her dressing room, according to her record label.

The thief has not been caught.