Cops: Dash cam captures ambulance thief in act

A dash cam captured this surveillance image of a person police say stole a MedTech ambulance in Pawtucket early Friday morning on March 28, 2014.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Technology may end up being the undoing of a thief who Pawtucket police say stole an ambulance from a city street early Friday morning.

MedTech Ambulance called police around 4:45 a.m. to report one of their ambulances had been stolen.

According to Maj. Arthur Martins, MedTech employees were able to track the ambulance with the help of an installed GPS and located the vehicle on Carter Avenue, near Orient Avenue.

ambulance joy ride 2Martins said whoever was driving the vehicle crashed into a fence and a pole, then abandoned it.

Not only did GPS help find the ambulance, police are hoping technology will help them track down the thief as well.

Images of the suspect were captured from a dashboard camera that was also installed in the ambulance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pawtucket Police Dept. at 401-727-9100 and ask for Det. Doran (Ext. 742) or Det. Johnston (Ext. 724).

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