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Robbers target JHB paramedics again

In the latest incident, 2 paramedics were robbed at gunpoint in Hursthill while attending to a patient.

Gauteng EMS conducts a rescue demonstration during the handover of 96 ambulances at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.
Joburg Emergency Services,ambulance services,Paramedic assaults
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JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Services has confirmed two of its paramedics have been robbed at gunpoint in Hursthill.

It’s understood the pair were attending to a patient in the early hours of this morning when they were confronted by five unknown men.

Emergency services say the paramedics were forced to flee to the Brixton police station with the patient.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi says the robbers made off with several items including a radio phone from the ambulance.

Three paramedics were robbed at gunpoint in Yoeville two weeks ago.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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