A “large quantity” of dental equipment, including a defibrillator and drills, has been stolen from a trailer parked on the grounds of a Hamilton school.

The robbery saw a dental trailer parked at a school on Bankwood Rd in Chartwell broken into. It is believed to have taken place between Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10.

The Waikato Tactical Crime Unit’s Detective Sergeant Matthew Lee said a “large quantity of items has been stolen” including laptops, x-ray devices, an AED7000 defibrillator, medication, dental drills, laptops and other medical equipment.

The trailer belongs to a charitable dental clinic that provides free care to homeless and low-income adults.

Currently, police are reviewing CCTV footage, conducting a scene examination, and speaking with victims.

Lee said the victim was “distraught” following the incident and “desperately wants these items returned so they can continue to serve the community”.

“Stealing these items not only targets the charity, but those the charity works to serve within the community,” he said.

“Police are working hard to identify those responsible and return as many items stolen as possible.”

Police are now asking for the public’s help as it continues to investigate.

“Police are asking anyone who saw suspicious activity on or near the Bankwood Road, Chartwell school between Monday 8 April and Wednesday 10 April, or has any information that may assist in our investigation to contact police,” Lee said.