Rahway cops say 4 men ‘arrogantly’ burglarized fire station
RAHWAY — Police were asking for the public's help in tracking down four young men they say wandered into the city's fire station and left with a firefighter's jacket.
Police said the burglary happened early Friday morning, as surveillance video footage from inside the fire station appeared to show four men, all whom police said appear to be in their early 20s.
By Friday night, two of the men had turned themselves in and police said they were cooperating.
According to police, the men entered fire headquarters through an open door while firefighters were out on an emergency call. Images from the camera appear to show the men standing in the bay area, and one is seen pointing in the direction of a surveillance camera.
Police said when firefighters returned from an emergency call, the building and offices appeared to have been ransacked.
A fire fighter’s jacket, which contained his keys, wallet, cash and credit cards was stolen from the station, police said. Police initially believed that they may used the credit card to purchase gas but officials later said that was mistaken.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rahway Police Department TIPS line at 732-388-1553.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was updated Nov. 30, 2019, with the most recent information.
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