Theft from ambulance

A Sat Nav, stab vest and even a banana were among items stolen from an ambulance while the crew were busy treating a patient.

The Chiswick-based crew parked the ambulance in Grove Road, Acton, at 6am on Thursday (2 September) while they treated a patient who had been taken unwell at a nearby address. When they returned to the vehicle, they found the Sat Nav missing, along with their personal belongings, a stab vest, fleece jacket and the fruit.

Most of the items were later recovered in the surrounding area, however the Sat Nav was not.

Ambulance Operations Manager for Ealing Pauline Cranmer said: “It’s a very sorry situation that someone would stoop so low as to steal from an ambulance. Our Sat Navs do not work in any other vehicles so would be useless to anyone else anyway.

“This incident meant that an ambulance was off the road for the best part of a day while the police investigated – when it should have been being used by a crew to get vital medical help to the people of Ealing.”

If you have any information please contact the police on 020 8721 7060.

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