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Vandals attempt to steal Tamaqua museum sign



The Tamaqua Historical Society is searching for information regarding an attempted theft.

According to Historical Society President Dale Freudenberger, two people were spotted on surveillance footage attempting to steal the museum’s sign on W. Broad St. on Tuesday morning around 1 a.m.

“It was early Tuesday morning just before 1 a.m. It was two thieves that appeared to be one male and female,” Freudenberger said. “The male appeared to be tall and thin at least 6-feet tall. They were wearing hooded jackets they were standing off to the side. They were carrying some type of step stool to stand on.”

Freudenberger said a resident called the police, who Freudenberger said came promptly and searched the area.

“They didn’t actually steal the sign, but they definitely would have if they could have gotten it off the building,” Freudenberger said. “I have a feeling that they weren’t in a car, but I think it’s more than likely that they walked down. The police showed up right away and drove around several times downtown looking them. We didn’t really lose anything, I’m just more upset that someone would try to vandalize the museum. Those signs are about a bit of a collector’s item. More than likely they probably wanted it to sell.”

The surveillance footage can be found on the Tamaqua Historical Society Facebook page.