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Bondi Rescue lifeguards' emergency vehicle stolen after 'cruel' break-in

The missing buggy is an important asset for the Bondi Rescue team.

Bondi lifeguards are known worldwide through the Bondi Rescue TV series but their ability to perform the rescues they are famous for was compromised on Friday when their headquarters were broken into.

Lifeguards arrived at work early to find the locked roller door on the rescue tower smashed and two vehicles stolen. "One of buggies ended up being bogged on the beach and the other is still missing," they shared online.

NSW Police told Yahoo News Australia that at about 4.50am, they were called to Bondi Beach following reports of a break and enter. "Police established a crime scene and have launched an investigation into the incident," they revealed.

Left image shows the damaged roller door that was broken in to. Right image shows one of the sand buggies 'bogged' in the sand.
Police are urging members of the public to come forward with information after the Bondi lifeguard tower was broken into. Source: Instagram

Calls for help to find emergency vehicle

Police and the lifeguards have since called for people to come forward if they have seen or heard anything that could help find the second vehicle due to how important it is for the work the lifeguards do. "If anyone in the Bondi area has any information, or seen our missing bike please contact the Bondi police!" Bondi lifeguards shared. "This is an emergency vehicle and we need it back!"

The buggies are used every day to patrol the beach and to quickly travel across the sand to get to people in need of emergency rescues.

Do you have a story about something you've seen? Contact reporter Laura Koefoed at laura.koefoed@yahooinc.com

Aussies furious over 'messed up' Bondi break-in

Since sharing the news on their Instagram page, Aussies across the country have responded in uproar at the "cruel" act. "What?! That is just despicable! I hope the buggy and the culprits are found soon," one person said.

"That’s terrible how can anyone be so cruel they know you save lives, shame on them!!" replied another.

Anyone with information or CCTV footage are urged to contact Eastern Suburbs Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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