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Burglar could have put lives at risk

PUBLISHED: 10:14 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 10:42 12 July 2010

A burglar who broke into a fire station and stole fuel from a fire engine could have put lives at risk, fire officials said yesterday.

The offender broke into Harleston fire station by smashing windows at the back of the premises between 5pm on Saturday and midday on Sunday.

A burglar who broke into a fire station and stole fuel from a fire engine could have put lives at risk, fire officials said yesterday.

The offender broke into Harleston fire station by smashing windows at the back of the premises between 5pm on Saturday and midday on Sunday.

He then climbed on to a fire engine and stole two jerry cans of spare fuel used for generators which power cutting equipment and also provide lighting.

Richard Smith, station manager at Harleston fire station, described the theft as an “irresponsible act”.

He added: “Any theft from a fire station has the potential to impact on our officers doing their job effectively, and could therefore put lives at risk.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Stuart Locke at Harleston police station on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55511.

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