Firehouse burglarized, lifesaving equipment stolen in NW Indiana

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Burglars stole $14,000 in lifesaving equipment from a Northwest Indiana firehouse, police said.
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COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP, Ind. (WLS) -- Burglars stole $14,000 in lifesaving equipment from a Northwest Indiana firehouse, police said.

Police said the gear was taken from the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department near Michigan City. The stolen items include a defibrillator and breathing gear used when firefighters walk into a burning building.

The burglary was discovered on Tuesday. It happened sometime after June 20 when the fire station was last used, according to police.