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Thieves strike Conetoe Fire Department twice in one week

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They’re some of the first to respond in an emergency, but now firefighters in Edgecombe County say thieves are getting in the way of them saving you.
Tuesday volunteer firefighters with the Conetoe Fire Department showed up to work to find nearly $50,000 of life-saving equipment was stolen.
Chief Allen Dennie says it’s the second night in a row robbers targeted the Fire Department this week. Dennie says things can be replaced, but lives cannot. He’s concerned that his crews won’t be able to respond in an emergency without the proper equipment.

"I've been Chief down here for 37 years and we've never ever had anything like this. This is not just an attack on our whole fire department, this is an attack on our whole community and the people who travel through our community because they're putting every single life in jeopardy." said Dennie.

Among the stolen items were several tools that are used to pull people from serious car accidents. Including:
1 Hurst Hydraulic Power unit Honda Motor Dual control
2 Hurst Hydraulic Chrome hose reels with 100’ each hose
1 K-12 Power Saw
1 Saw Field Kit
1 Orange box light
1 Partner Chain saw for Roof Ventilations
1 RED 5 gallon Gas can
2 Pairs of Bolt Cutters
Dennie says it appears the robbers left on a truck or a car pulling a trailer. He’s warning other Fire Departments across the east to be on alert. The thieves may try to sell the stolen items.
If you have any information about the break-in call the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office or the Conetoe Fire Department.
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