Medical bag stolen from ambulance in ‘despicable act’

By Gemma Stroyan

A medical bag was stolen from an ambulance on call in Dalry at 9.20pm on Saturday night.

Paramedic staff were attending to an incident on Caledonian Road when the bag was stolen from their vehicle.

The bag is described as a green nylon rucksack with the words ‘Emergency Medical Response’ printed in white.

The bag contains a quantity of controlled drugs that could be harmful if used or distributed without the appropriate medical training.

Police Inspector Gill Lundberg said: “stealing from emergency service workers trying to help someone is a despicable act. While the theft of this equipment has not impacted on the care of the patient, I am concerned what could happen if the stolen drugs were to be taken by a member of the public. These drugs can be dangerous if misused. I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the theft, or knows where these items are now, to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 4228.