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Where defib did Bangkok’s emergency heart devices go?

Police are searching for more thieves who stole at least 27 defibrillators worth upward of THB1.8 million (US$55,000).

Police spokesperson Achaya Kraithong told reporters this morning that they were still looking for the public automatic electrical defibrillators, which had been stationed around the city and have disappeared recently.

Maj. Gen. Achaya said the defibrillators need to be returned as they could be the difference between life and death for someone suffering a heart attack. There have been reports of the devices, worth THB69,000 each, being sold online.

Police arrested one man who admitted to stealing six defibrillators and trying to sell them online. He was determined to be mentally unstable and homeless.

The police have warned anyone who comes across a defibrillator sold online that they were most likely stolen from the city.

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