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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 June 2006, 09:04 GMT 10:04 UK
Sat nav thieves target ambulance
Thieves who stole vital satellite navigation equipment from a frontline ambulance car in Norfolk have been condemned by the emergency services.

It happened on Thursday evening as the marked car was parked at Thetford ambulance station on Croxton Road.

It is the second time in the past year that the equipment has been stolen from the Ford Focus emergency vehicle.

East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust said the screen was useless to anyone else and would not work in other vehicles.

Jay Sykes, clinical field operations manager, said: "People think they are like the popular portable satellite navigation systems but they are completely different.

"Any theft from vehicles is obviously wrong, but to put a frontline ambulance vehicle off the road shows a total lack of regard for other people's well-being.

"Whoever did this should consider that one day they might need an ambulance."




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