Atlanta Fire Station 17
ATLANTA - An Atlanta firefighter's truck was stolen while parked at the fire station.
The bold crime has alarmed many people including the Atlanta Professional firefighters union.
Atlanta Police say firefighter Tyler Smith's Nissan truck was stolen in the middle of the night at station #17 on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in Southwest Atlanta. Fighting fires is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, but while these public servants are putting their lives on the line for us, some crooks are on the take.
"This is the first time I've ever heard of one being stolen from the fire station. They busted out the back window, stole all the property inside including the uniforms for his part time job, " Vic Bennett of Local 134 commented.
The thieves stole $500 worth of property including an Ipad, fire uniforms and Smith's garage door opener. property.
"That garage door opener caused quite a panic for him and his pregnant wife because they also had their address, " Vice President Bennett said.
Firefighter Smith bouth a security system for his house because of the theft. All together he shelled out $1200.00. He said he decided not to file a claim with the city since other firefighters claims have been denied in similar situations. For now it is park at your own risk.
"The city has taken some steps to add security at fire stations, unfortunately, this station was not one of them that has been addressed yet," Mr. Bennett said.
Although Atlanta police found the car, no arrest has been made in the case.