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Gardaí issue warning to thieves who stole "dangerous" machine

The stolen machine emits radiation, gardaí say.

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GARDAÍ IN DUNDALK are investigating the theft of a potentially dangerous machine.

A handheld x-ray fluorescent metal analyser was stolen from a van in a hotel car park in Dundalk overnight, with gardaí urging the thieves not to use it.

The valuable device was taken from a white van parked in the car park of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Green Park, Dundalk sometime between 10pm last night and 9am this 4.

Gardai in Dundalk warned that the device “emits radiation, is dangerous and should only be used by trained personnel”. The device was in a case when taken. It is used for a number of soil analysis tests and to test for lead in air filters.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have any information to contact the Gardai at Dundalk on 042-9388400 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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