Thieves strike when firefighters out on call
CARS STOLEN TWO SEPARATE INVESTIGATIONS UNDER WAY
BRAY FIREFIGHTERS were left in shocked disbelief after their fire station was robbed while they were responding to a call in Kilcoole.
Two cars belonging to fire fighters were robbed from outside the station and taken for joy-rides.
At around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning thugs broke into the empty fire station and ran- sacked the lockers of the firemen taking wallets, cash and the keys of the two cars.
Following a search of the local area the cars were later retrieved by Gardaí close to the fire station in the Southern Cross area of the town. Detective Inspector Frank Keenahan of Bray Garda
Station said the cars have undergone forensic examination and Gardaí are currently making an evaluation of the stolen property.
‘It was a callous act to rob from the fire officers of Bray while they were on duty and the Gardaí in Bray will carryout a thorough investigation to catch the perpetrators,’ said Det. Insp Keenahan.
Two separate investigations are now underway as the Gar-
daí are investigating the break-in while Wicklow County Council which manages the fire service is carrying out a probe of the security of the station.
Wicklow Fine Gael TD, Billy Timmins, has roundly condemned the theft of the personal belongings and vehicles from the fire station while officers were attending to an emergency call-out.
‘It’s hard to imagine a more wicked act of mindless vandalism. The affected officers were serving the public good, and memories are still vivid of the heroic fire officers who laid down their lives for that cause in the town of Bray.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and for anybody with information to contact Bray garda station on (01)
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