Equipment and drugs stolen as medic treats patient

LAS advanced paramedic without expensive and important equipment for 4 hours after theft

LONDON — Thieves made off with thousands of pounds worth of life-saving equipment and drugs yesterday while an NHS paramedic was treating a patient.

The bag, which contained an ultra-sound scanner and a fibre-optic probe together worth more than £4,000, was stolen on Ross Road in Wallington, Croydon, as a medic dealt with the patient's dislocated shoulder.

London Ambulance Service said the callous thieves struck shortly after 10am on Sunday, leaving one of their advanced paramedics - specialists with more than 10 year experience who attend acute call-outs such as cardiac arrests - without essential equipment for about four hours. No one saw the bag disappear.

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