Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Remote Detonator For IEDs Stolen From Camp Atterbury
Military police at Camp Atterbury have reported a weekend break-in that resulted in the theft of a MPT-30 Firebox, a "sensitive item" that is used to remotely detonate roadside bombs. Thieves shattered a window of a building where the device was stored at the military installation to gain access to it and completely removed a door without being detected. The FBI has been notified of the theft. Looks like someone knew exactly what they were looking for and where they could find it.
UPDATE: The Star report, unlike other reports I read, says the device is merely a "training tool" and cannot actually be used to remotely detonate IEDs. "All the parts needed and pieces [needed] are not there to detonate anything." That report adds to the list of items stolen: four rolls of black Gorilla tape, a Kobalt tool bag, Kobalt tools, screw drivers, wire cutters, wire strippers, two 10x10 blue tarps, two ratchet tie down straps with a 5,000 lbs rating, several cans of Rustoleum black spray paint, and six power inverters.