The London Ambulance Service (LAS) has tweeted their frustration after thieves targeted one of their response vehicles whilst it was parked up at LAS offices in east London overnight on Monday evening.
In a tweet, the LAS said:
‘One of our response cars was damaged and items stolen from it in the car park of one of our offices in east London overnight.
‘It now has to be repaired so is unavailable for use by our emergency planning officers to respond to major incidents.
‘The items stolen are vital pieces of medical equipment.
‘We encourage anyone with any information to contact the police quoting crime reference number 5313228/19 – 30 April’
Twitter users were quick to share their anger and frustration at the news:
This latest incident is yet another one in a worrying new trend of thieves specifically and deliberately targeting the emergency services.
Fire Stations have also been targeted by cowards who are putting the lives of the general public at risk by their selfish actions.
Emergency vehicles can be off the road for weeks after being damaged meaning that an already overstretched service becomes even more overstretched.
If you know anyone who has been involved with such criminality, then please call Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.