Paramedics assaulted and robbed


Two paramedics have been assaulted and robbed in Soweto after receiving three bogus emergency calls on Wednesday evening.

Police said the Netcare 911 medics were looking for a patient when a man approached them claiming that he knew where the victim was.

Instead, he directed them to a hostel in Diepkloof where the paramedics were tied up. They were then assaulted and robbed of money, cellphones and their medical kit.

Medics guide cops to suspect

"The suspect drove the ambulance back to Martinus Drive and dropped them there," said the police's Nomvula Mbense.

"They [the paramedics] went to Diepkloof SAPS to open a case of assault and armed robbery and then the police proceeded to Diepkloof hostel," she added.

When police arrived at the hostel they found a woman in possession of the medical bag and arrested her. Authorities are now questioning the suspect.

Report ID: 1267
Crime Category: Assault
Province: Limpopo
City/Town: POLOKWANE
Suburb: Diepkloof
Address: Diepkloof
Crime Date/Time: 27 Jul 2011, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 28 Jul 2011, 11:07 AM
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