Volume 23, Issue 4 (October 1978)
Trace Element Analysis of Steel Sections on Either Side of an Oxygen Cut in a Vehicle Suspected of Being Stolen
There is an increasing number of criminal offenses that involve the cutting up or destruction of steel components. The most common of these is the oxygen cutting of steel safes. Also on the increase is the theft of late model cars and trucks. These vehicles are taken to isolated sites and dismantled for the resale of expensive parts. With car and truck parts becoming increasingly more expensive this form of theft is likely to continue.