Coronavirus: Sick thief steals paramedic's bag from South Yorkshire ambulance during emergency

An ambulance worker has told how her bag was stolen from an ambulance as she tended to a patient during the coronavirus crisis.

By Darren Burke
Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 10:57 am
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 4:34 pm

Ambulance service worker Che Elizabeth took to Facebook to reveal how she was targeted while dealing with an incident in Rotherham yesterday.

Writing about her ordeal on Facebook, she wrote: “I don’t often post on here, however, as many of you are aware I work for the ambulance service and today whilst at a job dealing with a patient in the Rawmarsh area of Rotherham my backpack was taken from inside the cab of the ambulance I was working from.

“In there was a Radley purse I had gifted to me as a birthday present, a nurse’s watch with my name ‘Cherie’ printed on that was gifted as a Christmas present along with my bank/credit cards, driving licence etc.

The bag was stolen from an ambulance.

“The thief then had the cheek to go on a spending spree around the local area with not one but all of my cards.

“Luckily I noticed within the hour what had happened and managed to block the cards.

“If anyone hears anything regarding this or sees/hears any of the items being sold/spoke about please contact me or even the police as it has been reported and will be looked into.”

The post has been shared thousands of times with people blasting the thief as ‘evil’ and ‘scum’.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.