A thief has ben condemned for stealing medical equipment from an ambulance parked in Sheffield.
The culprit struck at Batemoor Ambulance Station, Batemoor Road, Batemoor, when the vehicle was parked.
A police probe into the theft is now under way.
Inspector Ian Stubbs, of the Woodseats and Gleadless Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Medical equipment has been stolen from an ambulance. If anyone has any information about who is responsible then please get in touch.”
Shocked residents have spoken of their concern at the theft.
Gill MacLaine said: “Stealing medical equipment from an ambulance - the lowest of the low.”
Gillian Myers Price added: “Let’s just hope the scumbags don’t need that ambulance tonight.”
David Williams, deputy director of operations at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “Our ability to respond to 999 calls is compromised when thieves break into our emergency vehicles and steal vital equipment.
“Offenders are putting people’s lives in danger as vehicles are not able to respond to 999 calls if they are damaged or lacking essential equipment.”