Firefighters Cars Broken Into At Fire Station #3
POSTED: Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 9:28pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
In Brownsville, a 17-year old is in custody after going on a crime spree.
First breaking into a Mexican restaurant, then two cars at a fire station.
Brownsville firefighters are now fighting to keep thieves off their property.
Firefighters are used to seeing shattered glass, when entering a burning building...
But they're not used to seeing it on their own cars.
"We're all susceptible to break-ins and it's sad to be happening here, to be honest with you."
After striking at a taco shop, Vera's restaurant, Brownsville Police say, 17-year old, Jacob Rodriguez, headed over to Fire Station #3, and was then caught in the act.
It was help from a good neighbor, who Fire Chief Lenny Perez says, saved the day.
"A neighbor called it in and advised our firefighters that someone was trying to break-in into their vehicles and we appreciate all their help."
Now Chief Perez says, they're fighting back.
We're looking into re-doing our fence, we're also going to look into putting up cameras.
Police say, Rodriguez caused 700 dollars worth of damage, when he broke the back window, and stole 300 dollars worth of tools from another car.
Police believe there could be another suspect, who helped in this crime spree.