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Radioactive materials stolen from truck

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June 20, 2013 - 5:09 PM

A truck thief may be in danger after stealing an engineering tool with radioactive materials inside.

Kamloops RCMP are warning the public about a geotechnical engineering density measuring tool that contains a capsule of radioactive material after a truck was stolen from Pleasant Street on June 16 sometime overnight.

The vehicle turned up downtown later that day, however the tool was among items missing from the truck.

Police believe the device was considered 'tamper proof' prior to it going missing, however they note that it could become damaged and pose 'serious risk'.

Kamloops residents are asked to keep their eyes open for the device. A warning sticker should be on the instrument and the box.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the local RCMP detachment at 250-828-3000.

To contact a reporter for this story, email:, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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