Defibrillator stolen from ambulance

Published Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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A defibrillator has been stolen from a privately-owned ambulance and the vehicle put off the road after it was damaged while parked in the grounds of Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry.

Defibrillator stolen from ambulance
Police are investigating the incident. (© Pacemaker)

The damage was discovered at 7.30pm on Tuesday, after the vehicle had been left parked in the area since the previous evening.

As well as the defibrillator, a Garmin satellite navigation system and two Nokia Windows work phones were also stolen from inside the ambulance.

Police are investigating and are keen to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity in the grounds of the hospital.

They would also like to hear from anyone who may know where the stolen goods are, or who knows of any attempts to sell the items.

Officers can be contacted on the 101 non-emergency number, or information can be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© UTV News
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3 Comments
Bill Shaw in Scotland wrote (120 days ago):
I don't understand why these people steal at all but from an ambulance is beggars belief, they should understand that the defibrillator is a life saving piece of equipment that cannot be used for any other purpose than restarting the heart an the next life it may save could have been a relative of them, I would appeal for anyone with knowledge of this equipment to call the police or make arrangements for the safe return of the said property
m bell in craigavon wrote (120 days ago):
It is a shame and disgrace someone actually carried out this activity! They should be ashamed of themselves and hope they aren't in need of an ambulance OR a difribulator in the future OR their family. What are the going to do with it now??
co antrim in co antrim wrote (120 days ago):
In the name of peace can they just not leave things alone..what type of under educated person would take this equipment for their own gains.. then again..only in this country..
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