Public urged to protect paramedics
Three paramedics were held at gunpoint in Yeoville and robbed while attending to a patient in distress.
JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg emergency services have urged members of communities to do their part in protecting paramedics when responding to crises.
Yesterday, three paramedics were held at gunpoint in Yeoville and robbed of cash and cellphones while attending to a patient in distress.
They were treating the man at the back of the ambulance when an armed suspect approached them.
Emergency Management Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said, "Over and above the protection the might get from the police, we need protection form the communities we serve. Because these culprits are there within the communities. The people who are robbing us are within the communities so the communities must be babel to identify. If we are protected we will be able to protect them by rendering emergency services to them."