Parking meters stolen in Timaru

The space where one of the stolen meters stood.
JOHN BISSET/ STUFF

The space where one of the stolen meters stood.

Ratepayers may foot some of the bill after the theft of six parking meters, the Timaru District Council says.

The council's environmental compliance manager Paul Cooper said each parking meter cost about $1500, and he asked for the public's help in catching the culprit.

Senior Sergeant Dylan Murray, of Timaru, said sometime between 5.30pm on September 18, and 8.30am on September 19, parking meters on Bank St and Strathallan St were stolen.

Six parking meters have been stolen in Timaru, four from Bank St, and the other two from Strathallan St.
JOHN BISSET/ STUFF

Six parking meters have been stolen in Timaru, four from Bank St, and the other two from Strathallan St.

"They were discovered by parking wardens looking around on Tuesday morning," Murray said.

Four parking meters were taken from the west side of Bank St, behind the Timaru District Library, and another two from the north side of Strathallan St.

Murray said police are looking for anyone who has information about the thefts, or who saw anything unusual between 5.30pm on September 18, and 8.30am on September 19.

Cooper said the act would be "a cost to ratepayers".

"They have taken the whole parking meter - the head and the pole."

Cooper said the parking meters were "very robust".

He had no idea how long it would take to replace the parking meters.

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 - The Timaru Herald

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