Dublin ambulance stolen during call-out
A Dublin ambulance was stolen while medics were attending to an emergency call last night.
The ambulance was initially called out to Corduff Grove, Blanchardstown at around 7pm. It was later found in a nearby park. A second ambulance was called to deal with the emergency call after the first was stolen.
There was nothing stolen from the ambulance and there was no damage caused to the vehicle itself. There was no report made to the Gardai.
According to a spokeswoman for Dublin Fire Brigade the ambulance was missing for a few minutes before it was recovered.
“The ambulance was stolen for a very short space of time before it was found in the park. It was more than likely a young lad chancing his arm and ran off into the night after a few minutes,” she said.
Fine Gael councillor for Fingal County Council Kieran Dennison said that incident sets a worrying precedent for the area.
“We have had a few incidents like this over Halloween. A few weeks ago a man left a car running with a baby strapped up in the back and someone drove off in the car. We have had a few issues with taxi drivers being attacked in the area too, but they were not near this location,” he said.
“If an ambulance is called to this area again tonight, what are they going to do? Are they going to have to lock the ambulance while they go inside to assist? They would have to if they couldn’t leave it open.”
Mr Dennison appealed for people with any information on the incident to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 6667000.