Paramedics robbed at kamma emergency

Henry

The police in Limpopo have ordered a massive manhunt for a group of suspects who called emergency service workers in the early hours of the morning under the pretext of an emergency and then robbed them of mobile phones, money and jewellery.

The team from Sekhukhune was called on Wednesday around 01:00 to a supposed emergency in the vicinity of Dennilton, says col. Malesela Ledwaba, police spokesperson.

The team from the Philadelphia station in Moutse was called out and after arriving in the vicinity of the address indicated, the crew met two men who were to escort them to the exact premises.

“Arriving at this address, one of the suspects pulled out a firearm and suddenly, out of nowhere, two more suspects appeared. They forced the victims into the back of the ambulance and took them to an unknown location where they were robbed of their valuables.

“One of the crew members was also forced to transfer money through her bank app.

“The suspects then fled,” says Ledwaba.

They reported the incident and a case of armed robbery is being investigated.

Maj. Gen. Jan Scheepers, acting provincial police chief, has meanwhile instructed the head of the Sekhukhune policing district to appoint a team of investigators to arrest the robbers.

“We strongly condemn the incident and a dedicated team of investigators is already working to track down and arrest the suspects involved in this senseless incident,” says Scheepers.

He also appealed to residents of the area to come forward with information that could lead the police in their search for the thugs.

Anyone with info on it can hack. Call Simon Nkadimeng on 082 303 9907, or call the police’s Stop Crime number on 08600 10111.