Carman RCMP are asking the public for any information that may help lead to the recovery of a historic business sign that went missing earlier in January.

On January 7, 2018, at 9am, Carman RCMP Detachment received a report that a neon business sign had been stolen from the side of the Stevens Lumber building in Fannystelle, Manitoba.

Upon arrival at the scene, 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 that the suspects may have used a bucket truck and power tools to remove it. It is believed that the theft occurred between the hours of 2:30am and 4:30am on January 7, 2018.

“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 Manitoba CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at or text TIPMAN plus your message to CRIMES(274637).