28th Jun, 2022

Police probing thefts of three life-saving defibrillators from Bulkington and Nuneaton

Ryan Smith 5th Apr, 2022

THREE life-saving defibrillators have been stolen in the past month.

The first incident saw a device taken from the Co-op on School Road in Bulkington at 5.20am on March 9.

CCTV showed a man forcing the unit from the wall before fleeing on foot.

The suspect has not been identified from the footage.

Another Co-op in Cooperbeech Road in Camp Hill, Nuneaton was targeted on March 26, although no CCTV was available.

It is currently unknown what time the defibrillator was stolen.

On March 30, a third defibrillator was was reported as stolen at Horeston Grange Church in Nuneaton. The thieves prized the church door open between 12.01am on March 25 and 11.50pm on March 30.

Insp Dave Williams from the Nuneaton and Bedworth safer neighbourhood team said: “We completely understand the anger and concern in the community resulting from these callous thefts.

“The units are purchased through fund-raising appeals and charitable donations – it is disgraceful and inconceivable the offenders have put their own greed before the lives of others.

“We are aware there have also been two recent thefts of defibrillators in Leicestershire and are liaising with colleagues in the force area.

“Active lines of enquiry are being pursued, and we would appeal for anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity or has any information concerning perpetrators or attempted sales of the units to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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