Public defibrillator thieves are rescue workers

Police have arrested two rescue staff for the theft of several public defibrillators that they offered to different rescuers.
Bangkok Police chief Pol Lt Gen Thiti Saengsawang said two men had been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) from the streets of Bangkok.
Police additionally retrieved five stolen defibrillators.
Public defibrillators have been installed at police cubicles on streets for emergency use to help individuals struggling heart assaults. The discovery that around 30 AEDs have vanished from police kiosks on Bangkok streets is simply the latest in a string of current embarrassments for the pressure.
Off-limits stated one of the arrested men, Roongrote La-orchaem, was a rescue employee in Bangkok Noi and posted messages on-line providing to promote defibrillators at unusually low prices. The ordinary value of a stolen defibrillator on the Facebook marketplace was not given.
Police searched Roongrote’s house however found nothing. He advised them he had stolen six defibrillators and offered all of them.
Roongrote advised investigators that he carried out the primary theft as a result of he needed money to restore his car. It turned out to be a remarkably straightforward way of earning money, so he stole extra.
The suspect advised police he stole units from police cubicles in Pomprap Sattruphai, Bang Rak, Pathumwan and Samphanthawong districts between late December and mid-January. He offered them to Weerayut Nonpan, who was additionally arrested, for 12,000 baht (US$400) every.
Weerayut said he sold the stolen devices to rescue workers in other areas at thirteen,000 to fifteen,000 baht every. The market worth of an AED is about 80,000 baht (US$2,500).
Thiti stated police did not imagine the pair had stolen only six public defibrillators because nearly 30 such devices had disappeared from police booths within the capital lately.
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival is dependent upon immediately receiving CPR and defibrillation from somebody nearby..

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