Mpumalanga paramedics held hostage, robbed

Mpumalanga paramedics held hostage, robbed

Police in Mpumalanga are investigating a case of armed robbery and theft after an ambulance crew was attacked in Belfast on Sunday evening.

Mpumalanga paramedics held hostage, robbed

The crew was attending an emergency call when a group of suspects robbed them off their cellphones.

Police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala says the suspects stripped the ambulance of its parts before fleeing.

"The suspects allegedly held them hostage and took their cell phones from them before they tied them up with cable ties but kept inside the ambulance. The said the ambulance was reportedly driven to another place where five more suspects were noticed.

"The suspects allegedly stripped the vehicle of its gear box, engine, two tyres as well as the battery. The total estimated value of the vehicle parts stolen is about R300 000. These motor parts were then loaded into another vehicle and the victims later managed to alert their supervisor and directed them of the location where they were."

No arrests have been made.


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