Guns stolen from Ga. firefighters’ vehicles

Fire officials said they believe the burglaries took place between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. while firefighters were asleep or out on a call


By FireRescue1 Staff

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — After finishing their Monday shift, firefighters found their personal vehicles broken into. 

Fire officials said they believe the burglaries took place between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. while firefighters were asleep or out on a call. Five vehicles were broken into and three guns were stolen, reported 11Alive.

“The [burglars] smashed through the glass [of the vehicles],” Forsyth Division Chief Jason Shivers told CBS46. “The thought of these guys being victims, while they’re working hard, away from their families, it bothers you.”

Officials are investigating the incident. Investigators believe the break-ins may be related to a string of similar incidents in the area. 

“[They’re] serving the public, protecting everyone, including the bad guys that broke into their vehicles, and then to be a victim of something like this? It’s disheartening,” Chief Shivers said.

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