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Radioactive device turns up in pawnshop

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A measuring device containing radioactive material was found in a coastal Virginia pawnshop Friday, almost two weeks after it was stolen from a truck while the driver shopped.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating how the gauge was secured before the theft, spokesman Neil Sheehan said.

Pawn shop owner Mitchell Dunbar said he paid $30 for the foot-long shielding container but didn't know what to make of it at first. He said he only learned Friday morning from a TV news report that the device was stolen and contained radioactive material.