Mike Stevens | Aug 12, 2009

A SPEED CAMERA in the Sydney suburb of Mosman has been torched by vandals overnight, the fifth since early June.

Police believe the city-bound fixed speed camera, ranked as one of the highest earning speed cameras in 2006 with a $1 million take that year, was deliberately set alight at around 2:00am this morning.

A fixed camera in Forestville suffered a similar fate two weeks ago, and a camera outside Narrabeen Lakes Primary School was burned in early July.

At the beginning of June, two cameras in the same suburb, outside Narrabeen North Public School and Narrabeen Lakes Public School, were also torched.

The most recent attack, on the Spit Hill camera in Mosman, is understood to have caused massive smoke damage, putting the camera out of action.

The repair and replacement costs for each of the five cameras damaged is estimated to be between $15,000 to $35,000.

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