For Your Info: http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/15600764/thieves-cut-down-red-light-camera/ Thieves cut down red-light camera Luke Eliot, The West Australian December 11, 2012, 7:11 am Police believe thieves used machinery to cut through a metal pole and steal a speed and red-light camera from a busy Cottesloe intersection. The camera, valued at $50,000, was at the intersection of Eric Street and Stirling Highway and was used to detect vehicles driving through a red light or speeding through the intersection. Police believe the thief must have used machinery to cut through the pole the camera was mounted on to steal the device some time on Saturday. Images of vehicles caught speeding or running a red light are instantly sent to a central processing site. "If this is an attempt to get out of an infringement then they are sadly misguided," a WA Police spokeswoman said yesterday. Officers are looking through images sent by the device in a bid to narrow down when the camera was taken. It is understood the camera would be of no use once removed from the pole. Police have urged anyone with information about the theft to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.