Metal thieves have stolen the copper clock faces off Newcastle’s landmark Co-op building.
Police say they received reports of two men dismantling the clocks around 6pm on August 8, 2012.
The historic art deco building on Newgate Street has been a permanent fixture in Newcastle since the 1930s.
A spokesperson for The Co-operative, said: "The Grade II listed former department store is under offer to developers who plan to re-generate the site. Despite 24 hour security we are aware that vandals have accessed the site and, following these incidents, further measures to secure the site have been taken to deter and prevent intruders."
Developers are planning to transform the structure into shops and a 230-bed hotel.
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