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Woman steals ambulance from Phoenix hospital, police say

Police arrested the woman, 28-year-old Alejandra DeJesus Rocha, and returned the ambulance to Buckeye Fire Department.

PHOENIX — A woman is in jail after allegedly stealing an ambulance from a west Phoenix hospital and driving it across town, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Around 1 in the morning on Sunday, police got the call that an ambulance had been stolen from Banner Estrella Medical Center near Thomas Road and Loop-101.

Authorities stopped the ambulance near 12th Street and Indian School Road and found it occupied by a woman later identified as 28-year-old Alejandra DeJesus Rocha.

Rocha was arrested and booked into a local jail. The ambulance was turned over to the Buckeye Fire Department.

Police have not released a motive behind the theft.

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