On the night of 15-16 May, Rob, an Emergency Care Assistant at South Central Ambulance Service, was working a night shift in Portsmouth responding to patients who called 999. Around 8.30pm-9pm, a male climbed over the fence of Rob's ambulance station base and used bolt cutters to remove the padlock on Rob's custom-built NS Soda, before passing it over the fence to two accomplices.
The bike is Rob's only mode of transport to get to and from work. Having launched an appeal on Facebook to help find his bike, South Central Ambulance Service have been innundated with offers from members of the public who want to make a small donation to help Rob fund the cost of a replacement bike should his not be recovered.
Rob says: "I am very humbled by the kind offers of donations. I cannot afford to replace the bike on my own but obviously do need to still have transport to get to and from work - and with my various shift patterns public transport isn't always an option. If people do want to make a small donation towards the cost of a replacement bike it is being collected on my behalf via this site. Thank you."
Hampshire Police are investigating the crime (ref no 44180180218) and would be very keen to hear from anyone who may be offered the bike for sale.