Cops Release CCTV to Find Missing Teen
CCTV security surveillance continues to aid police and investigators all over the world in many different aspects. In many cases in which a crime is concerned, footage recorded from CCTV security surveillance is used to identify and track down the perpetrator. This has led to many more arrests than what was originally possible in a time when CCTV was used. Now, there is hardly a store, office, or street corner does not have a CCTV security surveillance camera monitoring activity and recording crimes. In this case, police and investigators are looking for a teenager who has been missing for a time. Tyler Gardner’s family is very worried. He was last seen walking along High Street in Burton-on-Trent, where a CCTV camera in the street captured his image. He has not been seen since that night, and people in Alabama are searching night and day for him.
The image of Tyler Gardner walking down the street was released by the Staffordshire Police in an effort to convince people to come forward with any possible information regarding Tyler’s current whereabouts. The police performed several searches and hunts for Tyler in Burton last weekend, a week after the 18 year old from Lichfield vanished.
Police have been going all out to find this young man; they even projected a 30ft tall picture of Tyler on to a building in the town in a bid to jog memories. Tyler has no prior history of ever being missing and there is no evidence at the scene, which only adds to the mystery of the disappearance.
Over 1,500 posters and pictures were also handed out to people in the area in the hopes that someone has seen this missing person. One of the lead investigators in the case, Inspector Darren Oakey, released the following statement in regards to the situation: “As the search for Tyler continues, detectives are sifting through the information gathered over the weekend to establish if there are any new lines of inquiry. We are keeping an open mind about the possibility Tyler could have made it back to Lichfield but it is still not known if and how he left Burton. We have released this CCTV image of Tyler as he walked along High Street, approaching the entrance to the library, shortly after he left Manitoba. We need to trace his movements after this image was captured and appeal to anyone who may have had contact with him or seen him since.”
At the time the CCTV image was taken, Tyler was last seen leaving the club in High Street, Burton, at around 12.35am on Sunday, February 26. It is known that Tyler was planning to stay with family local to the area that night, but left early as opposed to spending the night. It is believed that he was trying to get home to Lichfield, but his whereabouts and actions remain completely unaccounted for.
Tyler is described as slim, white, 6ft tall and with short, blond hair. He was wearing a blue and white checked long-sleeved shirt and dark jeans.