A traffic counter, similar to the one in the picture, was stolen from the Town of Qualicum Beach some time between Nov. 18 and 21. — Oceanside RCMP photo

A traffic counter, similar to the one in the picture, was stolen from the Town of Qualicum Beach some time between Nov. 18 and 21. — Oceanside RCMP photo

Traffic counter stolen in Qualicum Beach

Item worth thousands of dollars missing from residential neighbourhood

The Town of Qualicum Beach reported Tuesday that a traffic counter had been stolen sometime between Nov. 18 and 21 about 100 metres west of Arbutus and Laburnum roads. The counter is a grey box that was secured to a sign post.

The device is known as an SDR Traffic, manufactured by DataCollect, and is valued at $8,000, according to an Oceanside RCMP release.

“It is unknown why thieves would have interest in this device as, its use is so specific,” Cpl. Jesse Foreman said in the written release. “However, town staff and the taxpayers of Qualicum Beach are very interested in getting it back.”

If anyone has any information on this crime, please contact the Oceanside RCMP or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

— NEWS Staff/Oceanside RCMP