April 29, 2019
Police are investigating how an ambulance was briefly stolen in Attleboro.
According to the Attleboro Police Department, personnel from the Brewster Ambulance Service, a private service, reported an ambulance was stolen around 1 a.m. Monday from its rear parking lot at 48 Eddy Street.
Police say ambulance personnel used tracking technology and located the ambulance at 70 Emory Street, just 0.3 miles from where it was taken.
According to the department, the operator told police the ambulance had been locked using a key fob. Police don’t know how the thief was able to get inside of the emergency vehicle.
“Right now the police department believes it’s a crime of opportunity,” said Lt. Brian Kelley. “We don’t have any suspects or any leads, but we are searching for witnesses and security cameras.”
Luckily no patients or workers were in the ambulance when it was taken, and police say all medications were accounted for.
Kelley said, “We know that the ambulance sustained a small amount of damage due to a fire extinguisher being discharged in the back.”
No arrest has been made, and the department says officers are checking to see if there is any surveillance video in the area that captured the incident.