Ambulance stolen from local hospital as crew picked up patient

Posted at 1:57 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 14:19:09-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police are investigating after an ambulance was stolen from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Wednesday.

A private transport ambulance was parked in the ambulance parking area at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital while a crew was inside picking up a patient.

A Sentara spokesman says a woman climbed into the ambulance through the back door and drove away.

The ambulance was running while parked to maintain a comfortable environment for patients, a Sentara official says.

The Medical Transport Dispatch Center was able to track down the ambulance by GPS to help guide police.

Police recovered the ambulance and a woman is currently in custody.