Firefighters’ vehicles broken into, vandalized & shot at outside four different stations


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Local first responders were the latest victims of car break-ins in Memphis.

Officials with the fire department told WREG someone broke into firefighters’ personal cars overnight. Some were even vandalized and shot at.

The department said it happened early Friday morning at four different fire stations. Fire Station 42, 30 and 25 on Fontaine had four, one and three vehicles burglarized respectively. Fire Station 41 had seven vehicles burglarized and three were struck by gunfire.

Memphis Police say witnesses reported hearing five gunshots before seeing a vehicle flee the scene.

No injuries were reported. At this time, there’s no known motive.

Memphis Police have released pictures of the suspect’s car.

Last month, several firefighter’s vehicles were burglarized at various stations. One firefighter even had their car stolen right from the parking lot.

Memphis Fire Fighters Association President Thomas Malone said the department was working to install cameras in at least 10 stations.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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