’Twenty-foot sign’ thief who targeted a Black Country museum hunted by police

A thief who has stolen a sign from a Black Country museum that’s longer than a giraffe is being hunted by police. The bizarre theft has taken place from the Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre in Cupcake Lane in Wolverhampton on Thursday, June 16.

The thief made off with a 20-foot sign, a reproduction made for the Railway Museum and now West Midlands Police has issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

The man is white, clean-shaven, and pictured wearing a light-coloured hat and beige long-sleeved top. Officers are keen to identify the man and speak to him about the incident.

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In issuing the appeal a spokesperson for the force said: “Do you know this man? We want to speak to him in connection with the theft of a 20ft sign stolen from Tettenhall Transport Heritage Centre on Cupcake Lane in Wolverhampton on the evening of Thursday 16 May.

“We are also asking for information to help recover the sign, which was made as a reproduction for the Railway Museum. Anyone who can help should contact us via Live Chat on our website quoting crime number 20/547330/24.

Alternatively, anyone with any information should contact independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.