Burglars steal meter containing radioactive material - CBS 5 - KPHO

Burglars steal meter containing radioactive material

Posted: Updated:
A soil testing meter like this one was stolen. (Source: Phoenix Police Department) A soil testing meter like this one was stolen. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Burglars broke into a Phoenix business Wednesday and stole a soil density meter containing radioactive material, police said.

Police said they were called to the unnamed business at 4300 South 34th Street, where employees discovered several construction items had been removed.

Officers said they are concerned because if the shell of the stolen container is compromised, those nearby could be exposed to radiation, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said.

No other information was available.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation), Phoenix, AZ and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..