Updated: Police Release Suspects Name in Ambulance Theft
Updated: 12 PM Wednesday, March 2
Bristol Township Police have released the name of the suspect they are looking for who stole an ambulance Tuesday night.
Cody Lynn-Phipps, authorities say is the man they are now searching for,
Lynn-Phipps, prior to theft was, was laying in the road Kenwood Drive and Kindle Lane when police responded to a incident call.
He told officers he was homeless and tired from walking. Lynn-Phipps was arrested for warrants out of Bucks County Probation.
Lynn-Phipps was transported to Police Head Quarters to be lodged until picked up by Bucks County Sheriffs. He became unresponsive and convulsive said police in a statement. He was treated with Narcan, and Penndel-Middletown Rescue Squad, responded, transporting him to the Lower Bucks Hospital Emergency Room for evaluation and treatment.
Once he was at the hospital and as soon as he had opportunity, he unbuckled himself and escaped, taking the running rescue squad outside. Hospital surveillance video confirmed the incident, said Lt. Ralph Johnson.
Officers are obtaining warrants for Lynn-Phipps for the stealing the ambulance. Anyone with information regarding the
location of Lynn-Phipps is asked to call police dispatch at (215) 785-4040.
A Lower Bucks County rescue squad vehicle was stolen late Tuesday night and later recovered with the suspect still on the run Wednesday morning.
The suspect stole the emergency services vehicle, Medic 168 Penndel-Middletown Rescue Squad just after 10 pm last night from the grounds of Lower Bucks Hospital, 501 Bath Avenue, while it parked out front, sources said.
Police described the suspect as a mid 30’s white male, unshaved, wearing a camouflage hoodie.
Helicopters joined police on the ground in the search for the stolen vehicle subsequently locating it on the 1700 block of Prospect Avenue, in the Croydon section of Bristol Township, two sources told LBS.
The alleged thief, authorities say, abandoned the ambulance and fled the area.
As of Wednesday morning the suspect is still on the run, .
Editors Note: At 2:30 pm Township Police said there is no evidence that Phipps stole a second vehicle. The story has been updated to reflect information.
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