Michelin’s sleuths make progress in missing window’s mystery
French tyre manufacturer Michelin has announced that they are hot on the trail of a window thief who snaffled three stained glass windows from the firm’s warehouse in the 1980’s.
A confidential hotline and website have been set up by the firm, which also announced an amnesty in an attempt to crack the case, leading to a slew of tip offs from members of the public.
Callers so far have hinted that the prized glazing could have ended up anywhere from Australia to a memorabilia collector in the south east, but Michelin insist they are closing the net.
Peter Snelling, Michelin’s UK head of communications, said: “There has been some really useful information supplied, but what we need now is that final specific call or website message that takes us directly to the stained glass windows.”
The hunt has been lent added urgency by Michelin’s upcoming 100th anniversary celebrations, set to take place in January 2011.
Anyone returning a “substantial” portion of the missing windows will be rewarded with a meal for two at Michelin’s Bibendum Restaurant.