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Anti-theft police banner is stolen from roadside

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: July 08, 2013

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A POLICE banner advertising the use of covert capture cars in Tiverton was stolen at the weekend.

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A POLICE banner advertising the use of covert capture cars in Tiverton was stolen at the weekend.

Officers think the yellow sign, which was attached to a trailer parked on Great Western Way, was taken on Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Covert capture cars, which are rigged with CCTV cameras and parked in crime hotspots, were brought in after a number of thefts from vehicles in the Canal Hill area of town.

Sgt Jane Alford-Mole said: “The sign was cable tied to the trailer and we think someone took it after having a few drinks.

“They should bear in mind that it was there to try and assist members of the public and this theft is a crime against the community.

“It was also a new sign and had been bought using taxpayers’ money.”

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the banner is asked to call non-emergency number 101 quoting KT/13/1100.

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