Fire Truck Stolen – Hiding in Plain Sight

Fire Truck Stolen From Connecticut Volunteers

Here's a stolen vehicle that might be hard to miss on the road: a fire truck complete with official lettering.

A fire truck from the Essex Fire Department headquarters was stolen early Saturday morning. 

Sarah Fazzino, Public Relations Coordinator for the volunteer department, said the truck was stolen between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning from the Saybrook Road Fire Headquarters.  She said the truck was spotted later on Rt. 9 traveling northbound in the town of Essex. She added that it had been seen multiple times in the Essex - Old Saybrook area on Saturday, but the driver had eluded police.

The missing truck was purchased in 2006 with homeland security funds.  It's a pick-up truck that provides transportation support for the fire company.

Fire officials said that as a volunteer organization, their headquarters building is not usually manned overnight.

The fire department put out a call for assistance Saturday afternoon seeking the public's help in finding their truck.  They said it was a 2006 GMS Sierra, 4-door red truck with a white top and Essex Fire Department lettering.  It also has a light bar on the roof.  Folks with information were asked to call the department at 860-767-1258.

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