Western Cape Department of Health paramedics were on Thursday morning in Cape Town.
The provincial emergency medical services (EMS) condemned the incident at 6:20 a.m. in Better Life, Philippi East, in which a man and woman were targeted in an ambulance.
The paramedics were robbed of their personal belongings and severely traumatized, but unharmed, according to a statement from the EMS. They get counseling.
Two suspected robbers in a black Citi Golf stopped the ambulance and approached paramedics with firearms.
“They could not access the ambulance and then broke the window on the driver’s side and opened the door. Two cell phones, two wallets and a bag were taken. ”
Police officers later found one of the paramedics’ bag outside the ambulance.
According to the EMS, attacks on emergency medical services have increased since the end of March and there have been 19 attacks on EMS personnel since 1 January.
“Most attacks do not result in serious injuries. However, EMS members experience trauma, and fear for their lives as they perform their duties. They risk their lives daily to save lives in the community. ”