FOR the second time in 12 months, the McCullys Gap Rural Fire Service (RFS) has been the victim of heartless thieves.
Over the weekend, the volunteer-manned station was raided, with crooks stealing chainsaws, a portable pump, a Waco fridge and some axes.
All items are marked and identifiable.
Unfortunately, McCullys Gap RFS suffered a similar fate almost a year ago.
The unit's shed was broken into at the back wall and two chainsaws, two axes, tool kits and a portable pump were taken on that occasion.
"We're all volunteers here and we respond to floods, fires, storms and motor vehicle accidents - the works," disappointed brigade leader Steve Garland said at the time.
"To do that to a community organisation is pretty low."
But, McCullys Gap was not the only group affected at the weekend.
Police are appealing for information following a spate of break and enters at several Hunter Valley RFS properties.
Sometime between Friday, June 21, and Monday, June 24, officers were informed of separate incidents at five NSW RFS buildings.
Several pieces of equipment have been taken from the locations, including chainsaws, axes and petrol pumps.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended each scene and launched an investigation.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au
Information is treated in strict confidence.
The public is also reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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