Community reacts to downtown fire station being burglarized over the weekend

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police need you to be on the lookout for two men and two women who stole firefighter equipment over the weekend.

Firefighters at Station 6 off of Cannon Street in downtown Charleston are tasked with protecting the community.

But while crews were sleeping early Saturday morning, four people decided to take some of their equipment.

"I was just kind of in shock that it happened right in their back yard like while they were sleeping," said Kalyn Turner who works next door to the fire station at Candy Shop Vintage.

Turner said as soon as she came in on Saturday morning to open the store up, the fire chief came over.

"He asked if we had had any problems," Turner said.

After she said no, Turner said the chief explained they had been broken into early Saturday morning.

Luckily, it was all caught on camera.

"We had just installed cameras the day before," Turner said.

Turner said her boss checked her feed and sure enough you could see the individuals behind the fire station.

"We looked at these kids going in, goofing off, taking fire helmets and jackets," Turner said. "I mean why? Why would you do that?!"

Turner said she's glad they caught it all on video, but the mere act made her frustrated.

"Like come on," Turner said. "I was a little mad about it to be real. Because I know these guys – I work right next door. They're always very sweet. They're always putting their lives at risk every day to help us."

This is still an active investigation.

The two men appear to have beards and their hair pulled back into buns.

Anyone with information is asked to call the on-duty CPD Central Detective at 843-743-7200 or Detective Roberts at 843-720-2541.

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