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Thieves Steal $200,000 of Firefighters' Rescue Equipment

Thieves have stolen $200,000 worth of rescue equipment from a closed fire station in San Bernardino California.

They broke into a secured conex box where the gear was being stored outside of the shut-down building at Mill Street and Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino Fire Department said Friday.

The pinched gear was "frontline technical rescue equipment", according to a tweet from the department. The station used to be used for rescue technology but closed due to budget cuts. 

Officials said the lock was tamper-proof and someone would have to know what they were doing to get it open.

It is unknown when the equipment was actually stolen. The theft was noticed today when crews were going to get the equipment to use during a training class Friday.

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