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Ambulance stolen on East 19th Street; recovered in Prospect Park

By Jonathan Greene
Published: September 29, 2014


A city ambulance was stolen during the early morning hours of Sunday after it responded to an emergency in East 19th Street.

Police received a call of stolen ambulance at around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday from outside of 485 East 19th Street. Officers were dispatched to the area, but the ambulance was nowhere in sight.

Officers wanted to track the vehicle using inbuilt Global Positioning System (GPS), but were told this particular ambulance did not have GPS.

As police searched the city looking for the missing ambulance they received alert that an ambulance was passing through the intersection of Governor Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard. The city’s fire department confirmed that it did not dispatch any ambulance in that area at 4 a.m. Officers responded to the area, but found no ambulance.

More than an hour later police located the ambulance in Prospect Park about 1.5 miles from where it was stolen at around 4:25 a.m. It was unoccupied and abandoned at the intersection of North 7th Street and Fairview Avenue in Prospect Park.

Police did not immediately find any suspects.

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