Police: Man stole from San Diego fire engine during 2-alarm blaze
Police say they have identified the suspect and are continuing to investigate after about $1,000 worth of equipment was taken from the engine
By Laura French
SAN DIEGO — A man was caught on camera stealing from a San Diego fire engine as firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze on Friday.
The San Diego Police Department tweeted images of a man taking a bag of equipment from the engine during the fire at a restaurant. Police said about $1,000 worth of equipment was taken and asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect.
The police department later tweeted on Saturday that a suspect had been identified and that the investigation was ongoing.
Update on theft from @SDFD in the Ocean Beach Neighborhood (01/23/21): Thank you to everyone who reached out and gave us tips on this theft. We have identified the suspect and our investigation is ongoing. https://t.co/MXDGriJtjM pic.twitter.com/q78RVGrlar— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) January 23, 2021
The fire at the restaurant, which officials say started in the building's attic, caused approximately $500,000 in damage, according to FOX 5 San Diego. No injuries were reported.