TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of traffic counting equipment from the county road department, according to an incident and offense report.

The theft occurred between Oct. 2 and Nov. 5, according to the report, near the intersection of Woolfolk and Stockdale roads. According to Sgt. Mike Jones, a 5-foot steel chain and lock valued at $45 were damaged during the commission of the theft.

The items stolen were described as black MC5900 MetroCount tube counter and 60 feet of MetroCOunter rubber hose. The two items have a total value of about $1,300.

Jones said the items are usually laid across a piece of roadway to conduct traffic counts before paving projects.

As of Wednesday, there were no witnesses or suspects in the case.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents should contact the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office at 256-761-2141 or leave an anonymous tip online at http://www.talladegasheriff.mattfuller85.com/crime-tip/.