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Woman steals credit cards and guns from firefighters’ vehicles parked at fire station

By Mason White 3:19 PM July 4, 2017
Chelsea Vele
Chelsea Vele
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A teenager targeted firefighters while they were working to help the public, according to police in Florida.

Miami police said that they have arrested 18-year-old Chelsea Velez, after being accused of breaking into vehicles that were parked at a Miami fire station.

Velez has been charged with grand theft, burglary, criminal mischief and credit card fraud. She was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, and she is being held without bail.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Wednesday, at the Miami Fire Rescue Station 9, which is located at 69 NE 62 Street.

Velez and her accomplices shattered the windows of 10 vehicles, which belong to firefighters. The firefighters were on calls at the time, and nobody was patrolling the parking lot.

Velez took wallets and guns from the vehicles. She later made a purchase on one of the stolen credit cards for about $580.

After Velez gave her home address, the credit card company notified the firefighter about the suspicious purchase.

Police went to Velez’s home, where they found the stolen wallets and guns.