SOUTH FORSYTH-- Several firearms were stolen on Monday from the personal vehicles of Forsyth County firefighters and EMTs working out of a south Forsyth fire station.
Early Monday morning, five vehicles were broken into and three guns were stolen at Forsyth County Fire Station 10 at 3860 Old Atlanta Road, near Lambert High School.
“Five different vehicles belonging to the fire staff at Station 10 were broken into, forced windows and broken windows,” said Dep. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.“Of the five vehicles, three of them parked overnight had guns in them, and of course they all belong to firefighters working that shift.”
Rainwater said the break-ins happened between 1-7 a.m. on Monday.
Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said firefighters returned from a call around 1 a.m. on Monday and nothing had been broken into at that time, but noticed the damage during a shift change at 7 a.m.
"When they came back from a call just after 1 a.m., they could see the parking lot, and they know everything was fine then, so it had to be between then and shift change,” Shivers said. “When they came out at shift change, they found broken windows, and disarray in the vehicle interiors where someone had gone through them."
Shivers said no electronics or other items were stolen from the vehicles and there was “no indication they made entry into the station or fire apparatus.”
Rainwater said it did not appear the fire station was specifically targeted and the sheriff's office had received six other calls for cars broken into at homes around Old Atlanta Road.
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