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Gang of armed robbers raid hospital and steal millions of dollars worth of medical equipment

By Mason White 5:56 PM December 21, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A group of armed robbers showed no mercy on the sick and stole millions of dollars worth of medical equipment from a hospital, police in Nigeria said.

The Delta State Police said that 8 men raided the Ughelli Central Hospital, where they stole cash and hospital medical equipment.

The thieves took advantage of an ongoing strike by health care workers across the country as the hospital was understaffed.

According to the police investigation, the suspects arrived at the hospital in a Toyota Sienna, and began shooting their guns in the air.

Police launched a manhunt for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.

The director of the hospital said that the facility has been targeted by thieves over the past few months, especially during nights when there is less workers present.