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2 suspects arrested for allegedly breaking into fire station vehicles

The two suspects were accused of breaking into more than 161 vehicles at over 44 locations


By FireRescue1 Staff

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Two people were arrested for a series of break-ins at fire stations in 17 counties.

Henry Herald reported that Elisha Ross, 25, and Ayana Forest, 22, were arrested after allegedly breaking into over 161 vehicles at more than 44 locations. Police said the two women are responsible for stealing at least 40 firearms.

An investigation began in February after three Cobb County fire stations, four Smyrna fire stations and the Glock manufacturing plant reported vehicle break-ins. The FBI helped with the investigation, identifying Ross and Forest as suspects.

The thefts have allegedly been going on for almost a year, starting last November, when Atlanta station vehicles were broken into.

“These guys and girls are here for 24 hours, trying to respond to emergencies and take care of folks, and when they leave to go home in the morning they’ve got their vehicle broken into,” Clayton County Deputy Fire Chief Jacque Feilke said.

Ross and Forest are currently being held without bond at different locations.

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