Thief steals ‘Jaws of Life’ rescue tools from fire truck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police are hoping that surveillance video will lead them to the person who stole rescue tools off a fire truck.

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The Forest Park Police Department shared the surveillance video on its Facebook page. In the video, a black car stops next to a fire truck, and a person can be seen approaching the fire truck, removing something, returning to the car and driving away.

Two “Jaws of Life” rescue tools, formally known as SC 358 Extrication Tool and R 521 E3 Ram, are valued at $20,000, police told WSB. The tools are used by first responders at crash scenes to free people who are trapped.

Investigators said the theft happened on Sept. 29 at around 6 p.m. Police are looking for the man seen taking the tools on the video and a woman who was in the car, WSB reported.