SICK Thieves stole a cash machine in a Barnet hospital during the Coronavirus outbreak.
In response to the theft, Royal Free London NHS trust (who own Barnet Hospital, where the robbery took place), responded on Twitter that the police were ‘aware’ of the crime and that the restaurant where the event took place would remain open:
— Royal Free London (@RoyalFreeNHS) March 22, 2020
In the area of Barnet, 81 people have tested positive for the coronavirus as opposed to the UK-wide figures of 5,683 cases of the virus, with 281 deaths and 93 recoveries so far. This theft comes as crime is up in the London area by 2.2%, with the Barnet borough in particular having an increase of nearly 6%.
Conservative Chipping Barnet Theresa Villiers condemned the behaviour on her Facebook account, calling the behaviour ‘utterly disgraceful’: