Three arrested over Medical equipment thefts

Kent Police have made 3 arrests during dawn raids related to medical equipment thefts. Thousands of pounds worth of South East Coast ambulance equipment has been found at the properties of those arrested.
Officers investigating the theft of medical equipment arrested three men in a series of early-morning warrants.

Searches were carried out in four areas of Canterbury; Herne Bay, Hoath, Seasalter and Chislet Business Park on Friday 11 August 2017.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate recovered tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment.

A 44-year-old man from Hoath was arrested on suspicion of robbery, aggravated burglary and handling stolen goods.

A 48-year-old man from Telford, Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

A 33-year-old man from Herne Bay was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

All three remain in police custody.

The arrests follow a series of thefts at ambulance stations across the South East.