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Police are probing a spate of break-ins at Coraki last weekend, including the town’ fire station, golf club and nursing home.

The premises, including tow homes, were broken into between 4pm on Sunday and 6am Monday.

At the Coraki Fire Station, the thieves stole fire-fighting tools and equipment, and after finding the keys, stole the fire truck and drove it a short distance away to Adams Street.

A golf cart was also stolen from a home in Union Street and was used to move items from the fire station.

Around 2pm on Monday, officers from Richmond Local Area Command searched a housing estate at Box Ridge and found the keys to the fire appliance along with several other items believed to be connected to the burglaries.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything or anyone suspicious around the locations to contact Lismore detectives on 02 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Lindsay said it was particularly ‘disgusting’ to see offenders targeting emergency service facilities.

‘Emergency service equipment is vital to ensure the safety of the local community,’ he said.

‘Stealing items for personal gain which can save lives is disappointing.

‘I’m urging anyone who can assist my investigators in finding those responsible to contact them. Information can also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers.’


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  1. Police seem too busy to get to break ins or violent altercations fast enough these days, they are busy out bushwalking looking for plants.

    Where are the priorities?

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