Multiple City of Miami firefighters fall victim to car burglars

MIAMI – Multiple vehicles were targeted early Thursday morning outside a City of Miami Fire Station near Miami International Airport.

Miami police responded to the call around 6 a.m. and said they found several burglarized vehicles outside the station.

There was a number of trucks with broken windows and shattered glass all across the lot along Northwest Seventh Street and Le Jeune Road.

There was also a hammer and pry-bar found at the scene.

Crime scene detectives are investigating the incident.

Authorities have not confirmed what was stolen from the vehicles.

“We’re still trying to compile the information of the items that were stolen from inside, but we can say that those firefighters inside that station were targeted," Officer Kenia Fallat, who is also a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said. “It’s unfortunate that we see these crimes already happening everywhere, but it hurts a little more when you see it’s a firefighter, and what they were doing is actually working, and we don’t know if it happened while they were away from the station or while they were asleep, but indeed it did happen to firefighters while they were at work.”

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