German police are looking for thieves who stole a mile and a half of the central reservation from a busy motorway. The thieves made off with more than 20 tonnes of the metal strips from the A6 motorway in Vierheim near Frankfurt.
Police said they must have spent hours dismantling the 500 four metre strips of metal that made up the stretch of the central reservation. They said the gang must also have used specialised equipment to take the strips apart and then move them.
A police spokesman said: "We are puzzled how the thieves were able to escape with their load without anyone noticing. A large truck with a lifting device would have been needed to transport all that metal.
"So far we have not been able to find a single witness who would have seen probably a large number of people with a huge truck moving parts of a motorway's central reservation."