Staffordshire Police have issued a warning after gas cylinders were stolen from two hospitals in Staffordshire recently
The most recent theft took place at around 1.35am on the morning of the 4th April 2018 at Stafford County Hospital. One of the hospital storage rooms had its door forced and two gas cylinders containing oxygen were stolen. This follows an attempted burglary at Cannock Chase Hospital that took place at around 12.30am, where an unknown offender had attempted to gain access to an outbuilding used for storage.
At 1.15am on Saturday 31st March, three men wearing dark clothing forced entry into a storage room at Cannock Chase Hospital and stole 13 bottles of nitrous oxide, escaping in a silver Peugeot 307.
Nitrous oxide can be a dangerous substance if it is misused or consumed without medical supervision.
The content of the canisters cannot be verified and any attempt to interfere with the pressurised cylinders may result in serious injury if they are not handled correctly.
Anyone who is offered this substance, sees discarded cylinders, or has any information relating to the incidents is asked to contact us on 101 quoting incident number 139 of 4 April. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.