A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a medical response bag from an ambulance on a call on Christmas Day.
Paramedics were helping a patient into the vehicle at about 17:40 GMT when a balaclava-wearing thief took the bag and cycled away, South Central Ambulance Service said.
The crew had been tending to a patient at an address on All Saints Road in Buckland, Portsmouth.
The 41-year-old suspect has been released pending further inquiries.
17:40 yesterday a male wearing balaclava stole an Ambulance Response Bag as crew helped patient into ambulance. He made off by bike on Wingfield St, Portsmouth. Bag contains vital lifesaving equipment. Pls call us on 01962 898000 or @HantsPolice on 101 if any info on theft or bag pic.twitter.com/XOoRsotX1l— SCAS (@SCAS999) December 26, 2018