RCMP are investigating after a traffic counter valued at $8,000 was stolen from Qualicum Beach sometime between Nov. 18 and Nov. 21.
Staff reported the theft to police on Nov. 21. Police said the traffic counter is a grey box that was secured to a signpost approximately 100 metres west of Arbutus Road and Laburnum Road.
The device is known as an SDR traffic and is manufactured by DataCollect.
Police said they do not know why thieves would be interested in the traffic counter as it has a very specific use. However, the Town of Qualicum Beach is interested in getting it back.
Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.