Published Friday, 13 July 2012
The ambulance service has urged urged caution among the local community (© UTV)
The incident happened in Mayo Street in the city on Thursday night.
Thieves stole a defibrillator, an oxygen set, pain relieving equipment and personal protection equipment, including a reflective ambulance coat.
Ambulance Service spokesman John McPoland says they are "particularly concerned" that the reflective ambulance coat could be used by "someone posing as a member ambulance personnel to gain access to the houses of vulnerable people such as the elderly and those who live alone."
He urged "caution among the local community".
"The equipment stolen is quite bulky and may have been discarded after the theft. NIAS would ask that the local community check their gardens in the event that it this may have been the case," Mr McPoland said.
"We would also appeal for the return of this equipment immediately and would suggest that it can be handed to any ambulance personnel in the area or left anonymously with a member of the local clergy, a community representative or at the local PSNI station."