Stolen lock box master key prompts security upgrades for Texas buildings, fire and EMS units

  • Source: KVUE-TV ABC Austin
  • Published: 01/12/2018 12:00 AM

Thousands of Austin buildings -- including high-rises and retail stores -- are expected to receive security upgrades after a man somehow got his hands on a master key to their lock boxes and broke into at least two medical facilities. The lock boxes are attached to the outside of buildings that have fire protection systems. They allow fire and medical crews to enter after hours if there's an emergency without causing damage. Anthony Kavanaugh, 28, is accused of using a master key and breaking into Dell Children's Medical Center in September and taking more than $30,000 from cashiers. ... But the Austin Fire Department will not say how Kavanaugh obtained a master key, referring all questions to the Manor Police Department.


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