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Men wanted for allegedly stealing over 200 pounds of X-ray film

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Aug 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-08 21:26:40-04

Virginia Beach, Va.–Beach police say they are searching for suspects who have been accused of stealing over 200 pounds of X-ray film from Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital located at 1060 First Colonial Road.

They say the two unknown suspects entered the hospital  at 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 1 in an attempt to get X-ray films. They were denied by security staff because they did not have proper ID. Police say the suspects later re-entered the hospital and approached an employee who was working in radiology.

They told the employee that they needed to pick up X-ray films and they were then directed to the film room. Police say the two stole over 200 pounds of film from the hospital. 

Investigators say this is actually a growing problem nationwide and in Canada. 

They say suspects who steal the film extract the silver and then it is sold. 

Police say the suspects are described as a Hispanic male and a white male and appeared to have some knowledge of hospitals. 

They are driving what appears to be an old yellow Penske moving truck.

If you have any information that could help police solve this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

This case remains under investigation.