Police are investigating the theft of a police uniform from a mannequin in a Shanklin phone box.
Owner Mick Wright told IW Radio that his beloved bobby mannequin was stripped of his uniform at 12:30am on Saturday morning.
The distinctive mannequin is stationed inside an old red phone box in his front garden in The Moorings on North Road.
The jacket stolen has "PC 69" on its shoulders and 10p pieces for buttons, with a tie and Kent Police helmet.
Mick said: "He was great fun for our grandchildren and often had holidaymakers laughing and taking pictures.
"We heard a commotion but were busy unloading our car from the other side of the house as we had just arrived back from St. Thomas's children Hospital in London where our young six week old granddaughter had just under gone life-saving heart surgery.
"We moved from south London a year ago with bobby and the telephone box, and can’t believe that this has happened on the island as the locals seemed so nice and bobby was perfectly safe in London. We are all very concerned about bobby as the weather is now closing in."
Police said enquiries were conducted in the community over the weekend. Anyone with information can Shanklin police station by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Mini-com users should contact 01962 875000.