Thieves stole ambulance phone

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AN AMBULANCE crew’s mobile phone was stolen from the vehicle as paramedics gave a man medical attention.

A thief climbed into the ambulance’s cab and took the phone as crews tended to the man. The vehicle had been parked unlocked opposite the fire station on Market Street, Clay Cross, between 2.30-2.45am on Saturday April 2.

Ins Michelle Shooter, in charge of policing in North East Derbyshire, said: “These paramedics were trying to do their job and help someone when offenders got into the ambulance.

“We are urging the public to come forward with information. The area would have been quite busy at that time with the pubs closing for the night and we believe someone may have seen this happen.”

The man who took the phone was with a second male and both are described as white, in their late teens and of slim build. One was wearing a stripy top and they ran off in the direction of Bestwood Park.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Constabulary on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.