Stolen ambulance found in Chicago suburb

The ambulance had been parked near a hospital while medics dropped off a patient; a suspect was taken into custody


Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Someone drove off in an ambulance that had parked at a Chicago hospital moments earlier Sunday night, according to police.

Police in southwest suburban Lyons later located the ambulance and took a suspect into custody, according to a police dispatcher.

About 8:45 p.m., someone stepped into a private ambulance parked outside John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and drove away, police said.

Police in Lyons later found the vehicle near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Ogden Avenue, near a Burger King restaurant, according to a police dispatcher. A suspect was taken into custody, the dispatcher said.

The dispatcher referred further questions to supervisors who will be arriving later this morning.

The ambulance had been parked at Stroger while paramedics dropped off a patient, according to Chicago police. The hospital is located at 1969 W. Ogden Avenue, about 9 miles from where the ambulance was found.

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