Defibrillator stolen from Belfast ambulance while crew treated patient nearby

Ambulance A man stole a defibrillator from this ambulance while a person was being treated nearby.

A defibrillator has been stolen from the back of an ambulance in Belfast city centre as the crew was treating a patient nearby.

The incident took place outside a cinema on the Dublin Road about 20:20 BST.

John McPoland, an ambulance service spokesperson, said a man approached the back of the ambulance, grabbed the defibrillator and ran off.

It will cost the ambulance service about £10,000 to replace it.

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