Thieves break-in to fire station

THE ability of Rural Fire Service volunteers to defend the Coramba community has been dealt a blow by thieves overnight.

Having suffered a similar break-in about two months ago, the station had strengthened one of its doors but it couldn't stand-up to being rammed.

RFS Mid North Coast Inspector and operations officer Michael Brougham said important equipment was taken.

"They drove a four-wheel-drive into the pedestrian access door and got access that way," Insp Brougham said.

"They stole two chainsaws and a generator."

He said losing the equipment could hurt the ability of fire crews to respond in emergencies.

"I'm majorly annoyed and so are the local volunteers from Coramba, that the gear they use to help the community is gone," he said.

Police are investigating the incident with a forensics team collecting evidence.



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