An appeal has been launched after a defibrillator, donated to a local community in Dundee through someone’s will, was stolen.
Police were made aware that the device had been stolen from outside the Attic Lounge in Beauly Avenue, Kirkton, at around 11.30am on Friday.
Officers believe the theft occurred overnight between March 16 and 17.
The life-saving device, provided by St John’s Ambulance, was purchased through a legacy gift made to the charity in someone’s will.
A Police Scotland appeal read: “We are currently investigating the theft of a community AED, or defibrillator, from outside the Attic Lounge in Beauly Avenue, Kirkton, Dundee.
“The theft was discovered about 11:30am on Friday, March 17, and is most likely to have occurred overnight March 16 to 17, although it may have been earlier.
“The device, which is provided by St John’s Ambulance for use by the community in event of a medical emergency and is similar to the one pictured, will have no use or value for the person who removed it, but will cost hundreds of pounds to replace.
“It was initially purchased through a legacy gift made to the charity in someone’s will, and is a potentially life-saving piece of equipment which is now no longer available to the community.
“If you have any information that could help our investigation, particularly if you can help us find it, please call 101 or speak to any police officer.
“Information can also be given 100% anonymously through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. Should it be found, it can be handed in to any police office. Our reference is CR/33190/23.”