Firefighters radio silent about missing radio equipment

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PORT CHESTER -

A firehouse in Westchester is now under investigation by the federal government.

On Thursday, the FBI launched a second investigation into Port Chester's Putnam Engine and Hose Fire Company.

Port Chester firefighters were tight-lipped about another apparent federal investigation involving the department.

The police chief did tell News 12 that the FBI has launched an investigation after $30,000 worth of radio equipment went missing out of Port Chester Putnam Engine and Hose fire Company - and no one seems to know where it is.

The FBI has had an active investigation inside the department since a former treasurer admitted to stealing $38,000 to cover old debts, though it’s not clear if he is a suspect.

The police chief tells News 12 that they started investigating last month and they still don't know if it’s true. They turned the case over to the FBI to avoid any conflicts in the case.

So far there are no arrests, but the chief says this investigation is connected to the previous embezzlement case.

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