Lifesaving equipment has been stolen from an ambulance ad paramedics were assisting a patient in Middlesbrough
Officers have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of essential lifesaving equipment from an ambulance, as paramedics were assisting a patient.
Help get him identified and arrested… This is the face of the man who stole lifesaving equipment from paramedics treating a patient in Middlesbrough. He is wanted by @ClevelandPolice if you can identify him call police on 101. pic.twitter.com/qajbzocIyu— Trevor Sherwood (@TrevSherwoodPH) November 17, 2022
At around 2:30am on the morning of Sunday 6th November, items were stolen from an ambulance parked on Kildare Street in Middlesbrough.
Whilst the paramedics were inside of an address, the man in the images has opened the door to the front cab area of the ambulance and taken a bag, containing one of the paramedic’s meal and coffee for his shift.
The thief also stole a Samsung Terafix digital tablet which is essential equipment as it is used to provide the paramedic with details of the jobs they are tasked to attend. Without this piece of equipment, the ambulance is essentially off the road and cannot be used.
The male is described as wearing a blue waterproof coat, with a yellow blanket around his neck and shoulders and a cap.
The bag was later found on Essex Street by the paramedics, however the tablet was not recovered.
It was tracked to the area of Costa Street in Middlesbrough for some time before losing power.
Anyone who recognises this man, or who may have seen him in the area, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting reference SE22200647.
Alternatively, those with information can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.