CCTV footage shows person breaking into ambulance while crew treated a patient

Ambulance bosses are looking for a heartless thief who broke into an ambulance and stole the crew’s personal belonging while they were inside a house treating a patient.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) crew were treating a patient at a property in Northfield, Birmingham on Sunday evening but when they got back to their locked ambulance found the driver’s window had been smashed.

A variety of personal items had been stolen from inside, including an iPhone, WMAS said.

The trust has now released video footage of the incident in a bid to find the person responsible.

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Emergency Services Operations Delivery Director, Nathan Hudson, 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.

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He added: “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 incident happened on Frankley Beeches Road at the junction of Egghill Lane in Northfield, Birmingham at around 9.00pm on Sunday, October 28.