A PARAMEDIC'S bag and purse was stolen while she treated a patient in Rawmarsh.
The incident was reported to have happened while the ambulance was parked on Dale Road between 7.05pm and 7.50pm on Saturday.
Three bank cards had been taken from the bag and used shortly after the theft at the McColls shop and Shell garage in Rawmarsh, police said.
Jackie Cole, head of operations for South Yorkshire at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said they were saddened and disappointed by this incident, particularly during the challenging times imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
"Our dedicated staff work extremely hard to deliver the best care possible for patients and for them to have their personal belongings stolen is appalling," added Ms Cole.
Anyone with information, call 101, quoting incident number 14/52624/20.