Reward Offered for Stolen Radioactive Device
May 13, 2005
A portable moisture-density gauge was stolen from a truck parked at the Residence Inn, Marriott on Fairforest Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The device contains two low-level radiation sources and is locked inside a large bright yellow plastic shipping case.
The device poses a threat only if someone tampers with it.
Earlier this year
police in Fall River, Massachusetts arrested a man for stealing a truck
that contained radioactive material that was being used in medical studies.
And in 2004 A Georgia man was arrested on charges that he stole a device
containing radioactive materials from a pickup truck parked outside a
Norfolk, Virginia Wal-Mart.