A man was caught on video walking out of the Collinsville Historical Museum with a 70-year-old book worth $3,000, and the museum would like to get it back.
Collinsville police have requested the public’s assistance in locating a man seen on video removing a historical World War II book from the Collinsville Historical Museum on Feb. 21. The cream-colored book is about 21 inches by 14 inches and weighs about 10 pounds, and is valued at about $3,000.
Museum officials would not release the name of the book.
On video, the man is seen from the rear, with what appears to be a large tattoo on his upper back, partially covered by his shirt. There are several images of him in various places around the museum, sometimes sipping on a large soda cup. He was still carrying the cup when he was taped leaving the museum with the book.
Museum staff declined to comment, referring questions to the Collinsville Police Department. Police could not be immediately reached for comment.
Anyone who knows anything about the case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 618-344-2131 ext. 5260 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.