Stolen prosthetic arm discovered in a second hand shop in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Stolen prosthetic arm discovered in a second hand shop Stolen prosthetic arm discovered in a second hand shop

A STOLEN prosthetic arm has been uncovered at a second hand shop sparking a search for its owner.

The unusual and distinctive arm is a Nasco Life/Form Advanced Injection Arm and is primarily used for training people to take blood samples.

Detective Constable Adam Woolman, of Bournemouth CID, said: “During the course of an investigation police recovered a number of items from a second hand shop, including this arm.

“I believe this item may have been in a vehicle, either on or around November 25.

“Enquiries have already been made with local hospitals.

“It is an unusual article and we hope that someone recognises it and can help us to find the rightful owner.

“Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any information that assists with my investigation.”

Last week police officers arrested two men on suspicion of burglary and now a 32-year-old man has been charged with burglary and is awaiting trial.

A 25-year-old London man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police on 101 or call the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111

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12:21pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Franks Tank says...

An arm has been uncovered at a second hand shop.
Surely the pun is intended.
An arm has been uncovered at a second hand shop. Surely the pun is intended. Franks Tank
  • Score: 30

12:25pm Fri 6 Dec 13

smhinto says...

Surely the long arm of the law will have this one covered!!
Surely the long arm of the law will have this one covered!! smhinto
  • Score: 26

12:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

boyerboy says...

Is the thief armless?
Did he take it just to keep his hand in ?
Stolen from a vehicle - was this possibly an army lorry?



WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THESE AND OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
Is the thief armless? Did he take it just to keep his hand in ? Stolen from a vehicle - was this possibly an army lorry? WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THESE AND OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS boyerboy
  • Score: 18

12:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

grazzer says...

Probably stolen by an unarmed burglar who legged it immediately afterwards leaving no fingerprints.
On a more serious note,if the police don't know the rightful owner,how can they be sure it was stolen rather than dunped ?
Probably stolen by an unarmed burglar who legged it immediately afterwards leaving no fingerprints. On a more serious note,if the police don't know the rightful owner,how can they be sure it was stolen rather than dunped ? grazzer
  • Score: 14

1:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Narwhal says...

That is handy!!!
That is handy!!! Narwhal
  • Score: 6

1:52pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Sgt McNutt says...

Police will be hoping to a-wrist a suspect.
Police will be hoping to a-wrist a suspect. Sgt McNutt
  • Score: 7

1:54pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Huey says...

smhinto wrote:
Surely the long arm of the law will have this one covered!!
So what. Even if fingered they will only get a slap on the wrist.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Surely the long arm of the law will have this one covered!![/p][/quote]So what. Even if fingered they will only get a slap on the wrist. Huey
  • Score: 10

1:58pm Fri 6 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

Huey wrote:
smhinto wrote: Surely the long arm of the law will have this one covered!!
So what. Even if fingered they will only get a slap on the wrist.
Somebody might give their arm and a leg to buy it!
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Surely the long arm of the law will have this one covered!![/p][/quote]So what. Even if fingered they will only get a slap on the wrist.[/p][/quote]Somebody might give their arm and a leg to buy it! suzigirl
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

police looking for a one armed bandit
police looking for a one armed bandit nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

3:29pm Fri 6 Dec 13

madras says...

I'd go out on a LIMB on this one and say give it time and someone will FINGER the LIGHT FINGERED thief, who evidently tried to PALM it off via the second HAND shop. I hope they NAIL whoever stole it. They need to KNUCKLE down and find a proper job. Out of 'ARM's way...
I'd go out on a LIMB on this one and say give it time and someone will FINGER the LIGHT FINGERED thief, who evidently tried to PALM it off via the second HAND shop. I hope they NAIL whoever stole it. They need to KNUCKLE down and find a proper job. Out of 'ARM's way... madras
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Fri 6 Dec 13

mgibbs says...

Sorry to be pedantic Echo, but it is an artificial arm not a prosthetic arm. A prosthesis is designed to be worn as a replacement for an amputated body part. This arm is not designed to be worn, but is used to train medics in how to take blood and insert IV Cannula.
Sorry to be pedantic Echo, but it is an artificial arm not a prosthetic arm. A prosthesis is designed to be worn as a replacement for an amputated body part. This arm is not designed to be worn, but is used to train medics in how to take blood and insert IV Cannula. mgibbs
  • Score: 20

4:27pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

How can you wash your other arm pit
if you have two arm pits and only one arm on the other side,
where's no bath, he should know.
How can you wash your other arm pit if you have two arm pits and only one arm on the other side, where's no bath, he should know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -11

4:46pm Fri 6 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

It's a Scouse loofer
It's a Scouse loofer BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Rich© says...

Something's afoot here !
Something's afoot here ! Rich©
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

nickynoodah wrote:
How can you wash your other arm pit if you have two arm pits and only one arm on the other side, where's no bath, he should know.
can somebody please blow up nickynoonah........s
uch dribble is annoying
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: How can you wash your other arm pit if you have two arm pits and only one arm on the other side, where's no bath, he should know.[/p][/quote]can somebody please blow up nickynoonah........s uch dribble is annoying nigelperkins
  • Score: 8

5:21pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

second hand......shop
second hand......shop nigelperkins
  • Score: 2

5:30pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Lucky Rich says...

Was it a armed robbery........
Was it a armed robbery........ Lucky Rich
  • Score: 5

6:51pm Fri 6 Dec 13

X Old Bill says...

mgibbs wrote:
Sorry to be pedantic Echo, but it is an artificial arm not a prosthetic arm. A prosthesis is designed to be worn as a replacement for an amputated body part. This arm is not designed to be worn, but is used to train medics in how to take blood and insert IV Cannula.
You are absolutely correct - The bottle of simulated blood and the artificial blood vessels should have been a clue but maybe 'someone' has been watching too much science fiction and thought that it was normal.
I think that particular model may also have pressure points and a 'pulse', none of which are needed in a prosthesis.

Regarding the point mentioned above about whether it was 'stolen' - Maybe the person who had it in their possession cannot recall where it came from because they so totally smashed out of their little skull having been practising intravenous techniques on their own arms.
[quote][p][bold]mgibbs[/bold] wrote: Sorry to be pedantic Echo, but it is an artificial arm not a prosthetic arm. A prosthesis is designed to be worn as a replacement for an amputated body part. This arm is not designed to be worn, but is used to train medics in how to take blood and insert IV Cannula.[/p][/quote]You are absolutely correct - The bottle of simulated blood and the artificial blood vessels should have been a clue but maybe 'someone' has been watching too much science fiction and thought that it was normal. I think that particular model may also have pressure points and a 'pulse', none of which are needed in a prosthesis. Regarding the point mentioned above about whether it was 'stolen' - Maybe the person who had it in their possession cannot recall where it came from because they so totally smashed out of their little skull having been practising intravenous techniques on their own arms. X Old Bill
  • Score: 3

8:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

definitely
its a real arm you know
I can see the veins in it
you can see it moving.
definitely its a real arm you know I can see the veins in it you can see it moving. nickynoodah
  • Score: -12

8:39pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Understated says...

thankfully the thief was unarmed when they caught him
thankfully the thief was unarmed when they caught him Understated
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

lelbel says...

its armless enough
its armless enough lelbel
  • Score: 1

10:29pm Fri 6 Dec 13

afcdibby says...

Just goes to show that second arm dealers will buy anything.
Just goes to show that second arm dealers will buy anything. afcdibby
  • Score: 1

10:24am Sat 7 Dec 13

Andy G says...

I've heard the finger is pointing at the shopworker......
I've heard the finger is pointing at the shopworker...... Andy G
  • Score: 2

2:48pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Kinzy says...

nickynoodah wrote:
definitely
its a real arm you know
I can see the veins in it
you can see it moving.
I'm yet to read a comment from you that actually makes sense
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: definitely its a real arm you know I can see the veins in it you can see it moving.[/p][/quote]I'm yet to read a comment from you that actually makes sense Kinzy
  • Score: 5

6:57pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stevobath says...

nigelperkins wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
How can you wash your other arm pit if you have two arm pits and only one arm on the other side, where's no bath, he should know.
can somebody please blow up nickynoonah........s

uch dribble is annoying
Most annoying & pointless comments ever. Ban this moron ECHO. Never even tries to contribute a reasonable comment.

Has some fetish with a bloke called 'George' & his bedsit?
[quote][p][bold]nigelperkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: How can you wash your other arm pit if you have two arm pits and only one arm on the other side, where's no bath, he should know.[/p][/quote]can somebody please blow up nickynoonah........s uch dribble is annoying[/p][/quote]Most annoying & pointless comments ever. Ban this moron ECHO. Never even tries to contribute a reasonable comment. Has some fetish with a bloke called 'George' & his bedsit? stevobath
  • Score: -2

9:52pm Sat 7 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

Cheer up George
one more xmas in a bedsit
cant be that bad
think of the homeless.
Cheer up George one more xmas in a bedsit cant be that bad think of the homeless. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

10:48pm Mon 9 Dec 13

VAGINADINER says...

I do enjoy other people's attempts to be "humerus"...

...They totally missed out "Police are searching within a 10 mile radius"

What the police seem to fail to take in to consideration, is that these "Pre-owned Emporiums" do "house clearances", and what ever they remove from the premises they try to sell for whatever they can.
I do enjoy other people's attempts to be "humerus"... ...They totally missed out "Police are searching within a 10 mile radius" What the police seem to fail to take in to consideration, is that these "Pre-owned Emporiums" do "house clearances", and what ever they remove from the premises they try to sell for whatever they can. VAGINADINER
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Wed 11 Dec 13

JackJohnson says...

There are reports that the suspected thief has carried out a number of armed raids in the area.
There are reports that the suspected thief has carried out a number of armed raids in the area. JackJohnson
  • Score: 0

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