A thief stole an ambulance driver’s phone as he helped one of his patients.
The driver, a 48-year-old man from Southsea, was dropping a patient off in Broxhead Road, West Leigh, when the personal mobile phone was stolen.
Police today appealed to a witness to come forward after the theft, which happeed at around 12.20pm on Monday, October 28.
The driver was seeing a patient to the front door and had left the ambulance unlocked as another patient was inside. A man reached inside the vehicle and removed the phone from the front seat.
PC Carla Appleby said: “We are keen to trace a woman who informed the ambulance driver his phone had been stolen following the incident. It is believed she witnessed the theft.
“The woman is described as wearing a uniform, thought to be a carer, and was driving a black coloured BMW. This woman could hold vital information and we would urge her to come forward.”
Police asked the woman, or anyone who can help identify her, to contact PC Appleby in District CID at Havant police station on 101 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives said that a 47-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle. He has been bailed pending further enquiries to report back to police on Thursday, November 21