Avon & Somerset Police need your help to trace specialist roadside surveying equipment that has been taken from the West Somerset area.
Three items – each worth in excess of £15,000 – used to carry out specialist survey work have been taken between 24 October and 1 November.
The three items – two Leica TS16 and a Leica LC60 surveying units – were all tripod- mounted.
On 24 October between 3-3.29pm a vehicle pulled up on a building site near J23 of the M5. Passengers got out of the car and took a tripod containing surveying equipment.
The following day a car pulled on to a building site in the Isleport Lane area of Highbridge between 9-9.15am, stopping near to tripod-mounted equipment. A passenger in the car got out and put equipment in the car and drove away. It went towards J22 of the M5.
A similar incident occurred between 1-1.50pm on Nov 1st at another building site on Bath Road, Bridgwater. A car drove onto the site and the occupants were challenged by the workforce. Another tripod with surveying equipment was taken.
Police would also like to hear from anyone else who may have had similar equipment taken.
They are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the above incidents or has been offered the specialist equipment.
If you are able to help, call them on 101, quoting one of the following references 5217243408, 5217243408 or 5217249688.
Police have urged 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.