Thieves steal £40,000 speed camera from busy road

£40,000 speed camera stolen

£40,000 speed camera stolen

First published in News

THIEVES have stolen a £40,000 speed camera from one of Hampshire’s busiest roads.

Police believe the Truvelo camera was cut away from its post on the southbound A36 near Whinwhistle Road at Wellow, with a disc cutter.

Sergeant Rik Grant, from the roads policing unit based at Totton, said: “If a disc cutter was used it would have generated a lot of noise, so I’d like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.”

The camera was taken between Wednesday, March 28 and Friday, March 30.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Grant at Totton police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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2:49pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Torchie1 says...

Most people just pay the fine!
Most people just pay the fine! Torchie1
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2:53pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Huffter says...

Took them a while to spot it was missing!
Took them a while to spot it was missing! Huffter
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3:09pm Wed 11 Apr 12

BillyTheKid says...

They'll need to put up CCTV cameras to monitor the speed cameras !
They'll need to put up CCTV cameras to monitor the speed cameras ! BillyTheKid
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3:16pm Wed 11 Apr 12

bigfella777 says...

It must have flashed someone on 9 points so they went and cut it down before they got done,,desperate!
It must have flashed someone on 9 points so they went and cut it down before they got done,,desperate! bigfella777
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3:31pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Sir Talbot Avenger says...

A device used exclusively for extortion stolen by a couple of thieves. The policy officers don't see the irony of course. Priceless.
A device used exclusively for extortion stolen by a couple of thieves. The policy officers don't see the irony of course. Priceless. Sir Talbot Avenger
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3:48pm Wed 11 Apr 12

tootle says...

Noticed one was missing on 31st when we went past. Just assumed it had been removed.
Noticed one was missing on 31st when we went past. Just assumed it had been removed. tootle
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4:47pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Maine Lobster says...

Go and look for it in the scrap metal dealers!
Go and look for it in the scrap metal dealers! Maine Lobster
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5:27pm Wed 11 Apr 12

downfader says...

Who-ever did this is obviously an idiot... they'll just replace it with another and assume theres a need for it now. ;-)

Add in to that, I'm told many have a) CCTV covering them and b) some (if not all of them now) send the info via the phone line.
Who-ever did this is obviously an idiot... they'll just replace it with another and assume theres a need for it now. ;-) Add in to that, I'm told many have a) CCTV covering them and b) some (if not all of them now) send the info via the phone line. downfader
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6:58pm Wed 11 Apr 12

St.DaveH says...

BillyTheKid wrote:
They'll need to put up CCTV cameras to monitor the speed cameras !
yea but, no but - sayin they nick the cctv cam - they'd then need to up a cctv cam to monitor the cctv can monitorin' the speed cam....cut the lot down; they are meant to be safety cameras......now just another source of taxation...
[quote][p][bold]BillyTheKid[/bold] wrote: They'll need to put up CCTV cameras to monitor the speed cameras ![/p][/quote]yea but, no but - sayin they nick the cctv cam - they'd then need to up a cctv cam to monitor the cctv can monitorin' the speed cam....cut the lot down; they are meant to be safety cameras......now just another source of taxation... St.DaveH
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8:27pm Wed 11 Apr 12

soton34 says...

Congratulations to the mindless idiot who did this. From recollection there was a horrific traffic accident at this spot several years ago involving a minibus where several people died, 7 people I think. I use this route and without doubt traffic has been slowed because of this camera. Is it just a coincidence that there, thankfully, has been nothing too serious (to my knowledge) since the camera went up.
I can only hope nothing serious happens along this stretch of road again because if it does the person(s) responsible here will have blood on their hands.
Congratulations to the mindless idiot who did this. From recollection there was a horrific traffic accident at this spot several years ago involving a minibus where several people died, 7 people I think. I use this route and without doubt traffic has been slowed because of this camera. Is it just a coincidence that there, thankfully, has been nothing too serious (to my knowledge) since the camera went up. I can only hope nothing serious happens along this stretch of road again because if it does the person(s) responsible here will have blood on their hands. soton34
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8:47pm Wed 11 Apr 12

andysaints007 says...

Sir Talbot Avenger wrote:
A device used exclusively for extortion stolen by a couple of thieves. The policy officers don't see the irony of course. Priceless.
Don't speed and it won't cost you anything !!! Simple
[quote][p][bold]Sir Talbot Avenger[/bold] wrote: A device used exclusively for extortion stolen by a couple of thieves. The policy officers don't see the irony of course. Priceless.[/p][/quote]Don't speed and it won't cost you anything !!! Simple andysaints007
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9:32pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Reality-man says...

bigfella777 wrote:
It must have flashed someone on 9 points so they went and cut it down before they got done,,desperate!
Didn't think of that, no flies on you bigfella
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It must have flashed someone on 9 points so they went and cut it down before they got done,,desperate![/p][/quote]Didn't think of that, no flies on you bigfella Reality-man
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