BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– At least 20 cars have been broken into across four Birmingham fire stations in four days. Firefighters fear that they are being targeted.
Fire stations 18 and 25 each had three cars broken into. Fire station 22 in Avondale had 7 break-ins and 27 in Huffman had five. The thieves are not taking any valuables and seem to be searching for specific items.
“We woke up for a shift change and a couple of crew members went out to their vehicles and noticed their windows busted out and it was pretty bad knowing that one of my windows was busted out,” Firefighter David Hamner said.
Police reports have been filed and the Birmingham City Council is getting involved.
“The concerning thing about it is that it’s happening with such quick frequency and people are waiting for us to get out of the station, on a call. You wonder what’s next,” Don Baker said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the firefighters.
If you notice anything suspicious around any Birmingham fire station, contact Birmingham police at 205-254-7777.