Springfield ambulance stolen while medics inside home; Later found unoccupied

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Springfield police are searching for a suspect who they say stole a Springfield Fire Division ambulance while medics were tending to an ill patient early Tuesday.

According to Springfield police, medics were dispatched to the 2000 block of Kenton Street at 12:38 a.m. on a call, but when they came back outside, the ambulance was gone.

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Brian Miller

Brian Miller

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Brian Miller

Springfield Fire Division Brian Miller said that the patient that was being tended to by the medical workers when the ambulance went missing was later transported for medical care on a different vehicle.

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A search of the area turned up nothing, police said. Patrols later located the ambulance, unoccupied, on Superior Avenue near East Landsdowne Avenue at 2:43 a.m.

Police dusted the vehicle for fingerprints and found the keys in the ignition, according to an SPD incident report regarding the theft. No equipment appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

Dispatchers also said that the vehicle was in “remarkably good shape.”

It is believed the person who stole the ambulance took it for a joyride before leaving it.

Police said there is no suspect in the theft at this time.

We are working to learn more and will update this story with any new information.

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