Police are asking members of the public to be alert in Nottinghamshire, after a satchel containing small explosive charges was stolen from a car in Sutton-in-Ashfield this morning.
It is not thought that the thieves were aware that the charges, which are used in the railway industry, were in the bag when they broke into the grey Vauxhall Astra in Bramley Court, some time between 12:30am and 1:30am.
The thieves also stole a sat-nav system and car's stereo.
The explosives are small yellow discs kept in a red plastic canister with the word 'Explosives' printed on it. If detonated, they could cause a serious injury to anyone who is handling them at the time.
The satchel is blue and the word ‘LOOKOUT’ printed in white lettering.
If anyone has seen or finds either the charges, the canister, or the satchel, they are advised not to touch them, but to telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101 immediately.