Theft from ambulance • Northfield • Sunday 28th October 2018
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West Midlands Ambulance Service are appealing for information after a thief smashed an ambulance window and stole personal belongings while the crew treated a patient in a nearby property on Sunday night (28th October).
The locked ambulance was parked outside a property at the corner of Frankley Beeches Road and Egghill Lane in Northfield at around 9pm while the crew attended an emergency call.
When they returned to the vehicle, they found the driver’s side window had been smashed and personal items, including an iPhone, stolen.
The Trust has released CCTV footage, captured by the ambulance’s external cameras, in the hope that it helps to identify the individual.
Nathan Hudson, the Trust’s Emergency Services Operations Delivery Director, said: “I cannot begin to understand why someone would do this to an emergency blue lighted vehicle which has the sole responsibility of helping people. It really does make you question the morals of some people. This despicable crime has meant an ambulance is off the road and unable to respond to 999 calls whilst it’s being repaired; money which would’ve been better spent elsewhere in the service to help respond to patients.
“It is unacceptable that ambulance staff, who are there to help people in their hour of need, are made to suffer by members of the public. Any type of attack against our staff and our vehicles will not be tolerated. I am just thankful that, on this occasion, my staff weren’t hurt. If you are able to help to solve this crime, please come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org Please quote crime reference number 20BW-249810Q/18.