The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Philipi East, Capetown says two of their paramedics were robbed at gunpoint on Thursday while responding to their call.
This latest robbery is the third incident within a short space of time after another on Monday as well as over the weekend where an ambulance was stoned during a protest in the Khayelitsha area.
Two gun wielding suspects disembarked from their black Citi Golf and proceeded to rob the ambulance crew, broke the driver’s window and robbed them of their cellphones, wallets and a bag.
Deanna Bessick, spokesperson of the EMS Metro says, “Attacks on the Western Cape’s Health emergency medical services have increased since the end of March this year. There have been 19 attacks on EMS officials from 1 January to 30 April this year.”