NORTH Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information about a theft that occurred in Scarborough.

It happened on King Street between 1.15pm and 2.30pm and involved the theft of a Cat4 scanning device from where workmen had been working on the road bordering  Newborough.

A spokesperson said: "We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"In particular, we are appealing for anyone who has seen a person carrying this device in the surrounding areas within this time frame."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Kirsty Masters. You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12210060349