Four ambulances have been damaged and vital lifesaving equipment stolen outside an ambulance station.
East Midlands Ambulance Service says the incident will impact its ability to respond to emergency calls and put lives at risk.
It happened in the early hours of this morning (30 June) at Gorse Hill ambulance station, Leicestershire.
The cost of repairs and replacement equipment will cost the service and tax payers is estimated £85,000. The Lifepaks, manually operated defibrillators and diagnostic machines, have been targeted and stolen.
Mark Gregory, Paramedic and General Manager for Leicestershire said: