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Bondi Rescue lifeguards have made a public plea after being robbed of emergency vehicles

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Bondi lifeguards have been left in a perilous position after an emergency vehicle was stolen from their tower with a busy first weekend of summer expected.

The group of trained lifeguards, made famous on the popular show Bondi Rescue, arrived at work on Friday morning to discover thieves had broken into their viewing tower and stolen vital rescue equipment.

Two beach buggies often used in rescue situations were no longer secured inside. The lifeguards found one bogged in the sand on the beach while the other was nowhere to be seen.

“Last night our tower was broken into and one of buggies ended up being bogged on the beach and the other is still missing,” the lifeguards wrote in an Instagram post.

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“If anyone in the Bondi area has any information, or seen our missing bike please contact the Bondi police!

“This is an emergency vehicle and we need it back!”

The buggies are used by the lifeguards every day to patrol the beach and to allow the group to quickly make their way across the sand to perform rescues.

Images of the break-in posted on Instagram show that the thieves broke into the locked tower through a roller door, smashing in the metal corner to gain access to the inside of the building.

It’s not known whether the group took the two vehicles for a joy ride along Bondi Beach before taking off with one of the buggies.

NSW Police are investigating.

“As inquiries continue police are urging anyone with information or CCTV footage to contact Eastern Suburbs Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” a statement from NSW Police said.

The break-in reportedly occurred around 2.30am.

Originally published as Bondi Rescue lifeguards have made a public plea after being robbed of emergency vehicles

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