Defibrillators, other items stolen from Ga. ambulance company

An Delta Ambulance employee discovered the burglary upon reporting to work last week


Ada Wood
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — About $5,000 worth of equipment, including defibrillators, was stolen Friday from a business in Gainesville, authorities said.

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call at Delta Ambulance in the 2300 block of Centennial Drive around 8:30 a.m. after an employee discovered the burglary upon arriving at work.

Delta Ambulance in Gainesville, Ga. was burglarized last week, resulting in the theft of about $5,000 worth of equipment. AEDs were among the items stolen.
Delta Ambulance in Gainesville, Ga. was burglarized last week, resulting in the theft of about $5,000 worth of equipment. AEDs were among the items stolen. (Photo/AAIREY, Pixabay)

Various items had been taken, including automated external defibrillators, fuel cards, a computer and vehicle keys, officials said. AEDs are used to restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart.

The estimated value of the stolen property was $5,000. Investigators have not identified any suspects in the case.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact investigators at 770-533-7729.

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