Cars of 5 Firefighters Burglarized in Hollywood

Police said the personal cars of five firefighters were broken into sometime before Wednesday morning

By David Jeannot
|  Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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Authorities said the personal cars of five firefighters were burglarized at the Hollywood fire station. According to officials with the city of Hollywood, the cars, parked at station #45, were broken into sometime before Wednesday. Several personal belongings of the firefighters were taken from the vehicles, officials said. Battalion Chief Joel Medina told NBC 6 South Florida that the crime was personal.

Authorities said the personal cars of five firefighters were burglarized at the Hollywood fire station. According to officials with the city of Hollywood, the cars, parked at station #45, were broken into sometime before Wednesday. Several personal belongings of the firefighters were taken from the vehicles, officials said. Battalion Chief Joel Medina told NBC 6 South Florida that the crime was personal.

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Authorities said the personal cars of five firefighters were burglarized at the Hollywood fire station.

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According to officials with the city of Hollywood, the cars, parked at station #45, were broken into sometime before Wednesday. Several personal belongings of the firefighters were taken from the vehicles, officials said.

Battalion Chief Joel Medina told NBC 6 South Florida that the perpetrators probably caused thousands of dollars in damage.

"It almost feels like a violation, and it's very personal," he said.

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The station, located on the corner of Taft and 64th Street, is one of the oldest in the area and does not have surveillance cameras. It also sits inside a residential neighborhood.

"I know they've talked to some of the neighbors to see if anybody saw anything," Medina said. "We're trying to narrow down the time that it happened and then move forward from here."

Anyone with information to help solve the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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