Light-fingered! Brazen thief steals blue light from roof of police car and walks away laughing
- A young yob walked off with a blue light from the top of a parked police car
- The incident happened outside Sunderland train station at 4.30am Boxing Day
- British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of the light-fingered man
A hunt has been launched for a thief who walked away smiling after stealing the blue lights from the top of a police car.
British Transport Police has released CCTV in a bid to track down trace the man, who can be seen carrying the cylindrical blue light over his shoulder and looking happy with himself.
The incident happened at Sunderland Railway Station just before 4.30am on Boxing Day.
Police in Sunderland are looking for this suspicious-looking gentleman carrying a blue light
The allege the man removed the light from the top of a police squad car on Boxing Day
The incident happened outside Sunderland Railway station early on Boxing Day morning
Officers are now appealing for any information that could help track down the culprit.
He has dark hair, and is wearing a blue top, navy trainers and red Nike trainers in the CCTV image.
A spokesman for BTP said: ‘Officers have today released CCTV images of a man after police lights were stolen from a car at Sunderland Railway Station.
‘The incident happened at 4.29am on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
‘Officers believe the man shown in these CCTV images may have information which could help their investigation.’