ALMOST one week after the first speed check display unit was stolen, a second device was taken on Friday night.
The units, valued at $8000 each, were owned by Shoalhaven City Council.
They were not used for fining motorists but to draw attention to the speed a car was travelling at.
The unit was stolen from its location outside Bomaderry Primary School on Cambewarra Road. Friday night’s theft follows a similar event last week.
On Saturday, September 14 at midnight thieves were caught on CCTV ripping one of the units off a power pole on Vost Drive at Sanctuary Point.
The devices were both secured by padlocks.
RMS provided a road safety grant so council could purchase the two units about 18 months ago.
They were used around school zones and where communities had complained about speeding drivers.
Mayor Joanna Gash has appealed to anyone with information regarding the theft to contact Nowra Police.
“It is extremely shocking and frustrating to see council’s two speed check display units removed within a week,” said Cr Gash.
“To have both devices stolen within the same week is obviously extremely disheartening, especially when you consider that these units have been acquired in order to maximise community safety.”
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to phone Nowra Police on 4421 9699.