Hunt for thief who stole from ambulance while crew were treating a patient in Northfield


Items belonging to paramedics have been stolen from their ambulance while they were treating a patient in Northfield.

The incident happened on Frankley Beeches Road at 9pm on Sunday (28th October).

CCTV from the ambulance catches the offender breaking into the vehicle via the driver’s window.

Personal items, including an iPhone, were stolen during the incident.

Nathan Hudson, from West Midlands Ambulance Service, 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 while 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime number 20BW-249810Q/18.


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