Ambulances are a target for theft and reportings of ambulance thefts has been increasing in the past several years. There is a paucity of research in this area, as a PubMed search of the terms "ambulance theft" yields only one relevant article: Alves OW, Bissel RA. Ambulance Snatching: How vulnerable are we? J Emerg Med. 2003; 25(2):211-214.