Police hunt for stolen equipment worth more than £45k

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 November 2017

Police are appealing for information about the thefts.

Police are appealing for information about the thefts.

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Road surveying equipment worth more than £45,000 has been stolen from building sites.

The three tripod-mounted items, each worth more than £15,000, were stolen between October 24 and November 1.

The first item was taken between 3-3.29pm on October 24 when a vehicle pulled up at a building site near junction 23 of the M5.

Passengers got out of the car and took a tripod containing surveying equipment.

The next day a car stopped at a building site in Isleport Lane, Highbridge, between 9-9.15am when a passenger got out and put equipment in the car.

The car then drove off towards junction 22 of the M5.

A similar incident also took place between 1-1.50pm on November 1 at a building site in Bridgwater.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said: “We would also like to hear from anyone else who may have had similar equipment taken.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who has information about the above incidents or has been offered the specialist equipment.

“Finally we would urge local construction companies and staff to be aware of these recent incidents and to ensure that they safeguard their equipment and do not leave it unsupervised.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote reference numbers 5217243408 or 5217249688.

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