Appeal launched to find ‘despicable’ man who broke into ambulance in Northfield while it was on a 999 call
Written by Tristan Harris on October 30, 2018
AN APPEAL has been launched to find a man who broke into an ambulance and stole personal belongings while the crew were treating a patient in a property nearby.
It happened at 9pm on Sunday night on Frankley Beeches Road at the junction of Egghill Lane in Northfield
When the crew returned to their locked ambulance they found the driver’s side window had been smashed and a variety of personal items, including an iPhone, had been stolen.
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.
“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. If you are able to help to solve this crime, please come forward.”
The Trust has released CCTV footage, captured by the ambulance’s external cameras, in the hope that it helps to identify the individual.
Anyone who knows who the man is should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime number 20BW-249810Q/18.