A man arrested in connection with the theft of an AED defibrillator from a school in Koszalin admitted to the crimes he was accused of. The 45-year-old was placed in temporary custody and faces up to 10 years in prison. The device was stolen from the Life Point at Primary School No. 5 in Koszalin on the night of January 14-15.
A man arrested in connection with the theft of an AED automatic defibrillator from a school in Koszalin admitted to the crimes he was accused of.
“During the activities, the criminal investigators, by asking witnesses and securing subsequent camera recordings, established a description of the perpetrator. Since this was not the only crime committed by the 45-year-old in recent weeks, his image was well known to the police,” we read in the police statement.
The 45-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison. The man had been convicted of property crimes in the past.
By court decision, he was temporarily arrested.
A device that saves lives
Residents of Koszalin and rescuers cannot understand the reasons for this theft.
– As a paramedic, I am terrified by the situation that happened, because this device is not used for anything else. Its only task is to stop the fatal arrhythmia, said Michał Pelc, a paramedic.
An employee of the school where the theft occurred is outraged by the recent event. – The equipment mounted on the school building gave me hope that if necessary, it would save someone’s life – he adds.
The stolen defibrillator had been installed on the building two weeks earlier.
Main photo source: Booth of Life