CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Over the past two years, several thefts have been reported from fire stations across the Charlotte area.

Several months back, Charlotte Fire tweeted “While your firefighters respond to emergencies, someone is breaking into their cars and stealing from them.”

Monday, the Charlotte City Council voted to purchase and install security systems at every fire department in Charlotte.

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Locations will be monitored by CMPD’s Real Time Crime Center and CFD. Cameras were first installed two years ago when the city got wind of vehicle break-ins.

Criminals were smashing windows, stealing thousands and even several guns.

The council approved a request to install an estimated 64 cameras at all remaining fire departments. Each station generally requires two to three.

The council says the one time cost to place cameras at all remaining locations is estimated at $185,000.