Solar panels on reader boards targeted by thieves

As a result, the safety of those driving in the Cherry Creek area has been compromised

Kamloops Mounties are searching for solar panel thieves.

Police say someone stole solar panels from four electronic message boards in the Cherry Creek area just west of Kamloops, with the thefts occurring in April 30 and May 9.

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As a result, the safety of those driving in the area has been compromised.

The solar panels were removed from signs in the area of Highway 1 and Greenstone Mountain Road, near Cherry Creek. The signs display messages for drivers regarding traffic safety as it relates to construction crews working to replace bridges that were damaged or washed out during last spring’s flooding.

The latest theft — on May 9 — occurred in broad daylight, some time between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Kamloops Mounties are asking anybody with information or dash-cam footage to call 250-314-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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