Country legend Willie Nelson has launched a public appeal to help find a toy armadillo belonging to one of his crewmembers which was stolen from a gig in New York last week (ends22Sep13).

The singer wants to help find the beloved stuffed animal, which belongs to monitor engineer Aaron Foye, after it was taken from the Capital Theater in Port Chester, New York on Thursday night (19Sep13).

Video footage from the concert shows a woman taking the toy, which is named Ol' Dillo.

The film has been posted on Nelson's page with the message, "Someone stole Aaron's Armadillo from the sound desk backstage on Sept (sic) 19 at the Capital Theater... Did you go to the show? Did you work the show? Help us find the woman in this video who stole him."