Thieves break into NHS hospital and try to steal cash from ATM

(DAILY MAIL) – Cowardly thieves broke into an NHS hospital helping to tackle the coronavirus outbreak and tried to steal cash from an ATM.

The thieves broke into Barnet Hospital in north London last night and tampered with the machine, which is inside a staff restaurant.

Hard-working medical staff at the hospital have been battling to look after coronavirus patients. In Barnet alone, 81 people have tested positive for Covid-19.

The Royal Free London NHS trust tweeted: ‘Our staff restaurant at Barnet Hospital is open as normal this morning despite someone breaking in last night to steal the ATM.

‘We have no words! Police are aware. #togetherwecan.’

Barnet MPS posted earlier today saying: ‘We were called at around 2am to a restaurant area broken into at Barnet hospital in Wellhouse Lane.

‘An ATM was tampered with; we await confirmation of cash or any other property stolen during the burglary. NorthWest BCU investigating.’

MailOnline has contacted Metropolitan Police for further comment.