A BRAZEN thief's absurd decision to snatch public display sign was caught on camera in Alloa last weekend.

The banner belongs to third sector organisations in the town and was taken on Sunday, January 28, in what can only be described as a bizarre incident.

However, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface and Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau hope the item, which signposts visitors to their new premises at Glebe Hall, can be recovered without police involvement.

One of the groups has even put up a token reward for anyone who helps get the banner back.

It was taken at 1.46pm, with the act over in just 30 seconds.

A man, who appears to be wearing glasses and has grey hair, is seen walking up to the banner on CCTV.

He then rips the half-untied sign off the railings before neatly folding it up and leaving the scene.

Anthea Coulter, business manager at CTSI who bought the item when the Connect Hub was launched a couple of months ago, explained the two organisations aim to avoid contacting the police if possible.

She told the Advertiser: "The banner is to guide people to the new venue of both CAB and CTSI – and helps when people are walking along the road to see where they can volunteer now and drop in for help and information."

Anthea has offered a lunch for two at the new Makers Cafe on Ludgate, which officially opened on Thursday, as a reward to anyone who can help get the banner back in place.

The CAB even offered the culprit an appointment with their criminal justice worker.

Split in half, the white banner features the CTSI logo on the left and the CAB logo on the right.

The hub at the Glebe Hall is located on Burgh Mews, just behind the Jobcentre Plus.