29th Jan, 2020

Do you know him? Man breaks into ambulance while crew are busy treating patient nearby (video)

Harry Leach 30th Oct, 2018 Updated: 30th Oct, 2018

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service are appealing to the public to help identify an individual who broke into an ambulance and stole personal belongings on Sunday, October 28.

The incident happened on Frankley Beeches Road at the junction of Egghill Lane in Northfield, Birmingham at around 9pm.

The ambulance crew were treating a patient inside a nearby property and returned to find the driver’s side window had been smashed and a variety of personal items stolen including an iPhone.

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.”

Mr Hudson says any type of attack against staff will not be tolerated.

He added: “I am just thankful that, on this occasion, my staff weren’t hurt.”

The Trust has released CCTV footage which was captured by the ambulance’s external cameras in hope that it helps to identify the individual.

If you have any information about this incident contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote crime number 20BW-249810Q/18.

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