Explosives Stolen from Trucks in NWA

BELLA VISTA, AR - Bella Vista police are searching for explosives, blasting caps and detonating cord stolen from four trucks over the weekend.

Police say ten tubes of Chempac explosives, the cord and ten blasting caps were taken from the trucks belonging to C & N Electric.

Steve King, the company's president, says a Chempac tube contains a chemical substance which has to be mixed with another chemical to make it explode.

King says workers use the explosives to blow holes for electric poles for Carroll Electric.  He says the ground is hard in Bella Vista and blasting is sometimes the only way to sink the poles deeply.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)