On January 7, 2018, at 9:00 am, the Carman RCMP Detachment received a report of a theft of a neon business sign from the side of the Stevens Lumber building in Fannystelle, Manitoba. The theft is believed to have occurred between the hours of 2:30 am and 4:30 am on January 7, 2018.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that the large neon sign, measuring about 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide was cut down from the 2nd floor of the lumber building. Officers believe that the suspects may have used a bucket truck and power tools to remove it.
“This sign has been a part of the Stevens family for 67 years and is considered priceless to them” said Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP. “It is considered part of their family history and of the town’s history.”
Carman RCMP have exhausted all investigative steps and are asking for public assistance.
If anyone has any information regarding this theft, please contact the Carman RCMP at 204-745-6760 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Carman RCMP News release – February 12, 2018