The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate break-ins at the Conetoe Volunteer Fire Department.
Sheriff James Knight said between Sunday night and Monday morning, someone broke into the fire department and stole various itmes, including drinks, snacks, food items, work lights, batteries and cleaning supplies.
The suspect or suspects also removed three parts of the Jaws of Life system used to cut into vehicles to free accident victims. The parts removed were the ram, the spreader and the cutting attachments. Also stolen was a 2.5-inch diameter fire hose nozzle.
Knight said the suspects returned sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning and stole the power unit for the Jaws of Life system. Also stolen were several saws, blades and bolt cutters.
The Conetoe Volunteer Fire Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s office at 252-641-7911.