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Frenchmen steal ambulance after road accident

D Finnan

Two Frenchmen who were injured in a road accident in Belgium made off in a stolen ambulance after being taken to hospital, local officials say.

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The two men, both in their 30s, suffered minor injuries while travelling on the motorway between Ghent and Antwerp, the prosecutor's office says.

After being taken to be treated at a hospital near Antwerp, they allegedly stole a receptionist’s handbag.

“Then they could find nothing better to do than to get into an ambulance and flee the scene,” a spokesperson said.

The two were due to appear in court Thursday, after being caught shortly after they allegedly committed their crimes.

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