Police hunt man who stole blue light from top of cop car
CCTV images have been released of the man stealing the police light
Police are on the hunt for a man who is alleged to have stolen a blue light from the top of one of their vehicles over the festive period.
CCTV images have been released by British Transport Police showing the man stealing the light from the car which was parked outside a rail station in Sunderland. The images show the man laughing as he walks away with the long blue emergency services light.
"No lighty no likey," a spokesperson for the force wrote on social media.
Getting away from the banter and down to business, they added: "We believe this man can help our investigation into the theft of police lights from a car in Sunderland. Recognise him? Get in touch."
No lighty no likey 🚨
We believe this man can help our investigation into the theft of police lights from a car in Sunderland. Recognise him? Get in touch by texting 61016.https://t.co/Sx6BQ3PZRI pic.twitter.com/TovCAKHZvv
— BTP Tees Valley (@BTPTeesValley) January 10, 2019
The incident happened on Boxing Day at 4.29am. No arrests have yet been made in connection to the incident.
Since being posted to social media, the image has invited a number of colourful responses from members of the public.
I hope you’ve got some evidence...
— WellRespectedMan (@MrMuswellHill) January 10, 2019
He might just have been put on light duties?
— Adrian King (@Akingcal) January 10, 2019
@BTPTeesValley Thank you for reporting this alleged crime to the public, unfortunately we no longer attend incidents like this where there is little hope of item recovery. Please take a crime reference number #55378008 and contact your insurance company.
— Paul Leigh (@MrPaulLeigh) January 10, 2019
Anyone who recognises the man, or who has more information about the incident, is asked to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference number 266 of 27/12/18. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.