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The Timmins Police Service is in the midst of investigating a weekend break in that occurred at the Schumacher Volunteer Fire Hall where a significant amount of emergency and firefighting equipment was stolen.

Investigation reveals that the thieves gained entry by forcing a man door at the fire hall.

The break-in was discovered on the morning on Sunday, February 12th and is believed to have been committed after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.

An estimated $6000 worth of life saving equipment was stolen.

An inventory of the items taken include the following items:

–       hand tools

–       breaching entry tools

–       Cutters Edge (brand name) chain saw / rescue saw

–       a laptop computer

–       a “downed firefighter” rescue kit (RIT Kit) which provides air and a replacement mask for a trapped firefighter

Investigation reveals that the thieves attempted to steal a generator from one of the fire hall’s emergency vehicles.

The Timmins Police Service deployed its Scenes of Crime Officers to collect forensic evidence left at the scene.

This matter is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Timmins Police Service

Below are pictures of a possible suspect and some of the items taken

Anyone with relevant information about this incident or anyone who is approached to purchase any of these items is asked to call the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201 or by making use of the Crime Stopper tip line of 1-800-222-8477 or www.p3tips.com