Paramedic's bag stolen from ambulance

KAROLINE TUCKEY
Last updated 17:45 09/01/2014

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A paramedic who was treating a patient when her bag was stolen from the ambulance is shocked at the heartlessness of the theft.

Wellington Free Ambulance team operations manager Helen Berry had responded to an emergency call for help in Paekakariki at 11:30pm on Wednesday night when the red handbag was taken.

The ambulance was parked in the patient's driveway, and Ms Berry mistakenly thought the ambulance was locked.

Ms Berry recently returned from a family funeral in Australia, and had not yet unpacked her passport, travel money and a personal letter for family members, which were taken.

The empty handbag was handed in to Kapiti police this morning after it was found in a nearby park.

''I was devastated that someone would do that, especially when you are responding to an emergency,'' Ms Berry said.

''Luckily, I had taken all the medical gear into the house, otherwise that might have gone as well.''

Wellington Free Ambulance chief executive Diana Crossan said the thief had stooped very low, and she found it hard to believe anyone would steal personal possessions from emergency workers at a job.

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