‘Utterly unconscionable’: Vandals target vehicles at 3 Memphis fire stations overnight

‘Utterly unconscionable’: Vandals target vehicles at 3 Memphis fire stations overnight
The Memphis Fire Department had the second highest overtime cost at $37 million for the same time period.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Investigators are searching for information after vehicles at three Memphis fire stations were targeted by vandals overnight.

According to the Memphis Police Department, firefighters' vehicles at stations 22, 29 and 57 were broken into.

Earlier this month, the city council advanced a measure to provide more money for security cameras after several Memphis fire stations experienced car break-ins.

Council moves to provide fire station security cameras after car burglaries

The Memphis Fire Fighters Association plans to put $5,000 toward the arrests of the suspects.

Once again, vehicles have been broken into overnight at at least three Memphis Fire Stations. We’ve put up $5,000 towards the arrest and conviction of these thugs. They must be caught. #memphis #iaff

Posted by Memphis Fire Fighters Association Local 1784 on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

MFD Director Gina Sweat released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying, “It is utterly unconscionable and terribly disheartening that members of the MFD continue to be preyed on by criminals vandalizing and breaking in to their personal vehicles while they are on duty protecting the citizens of Memphis.”

Anyone with information on the break-ins should call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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