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Cape Town paramedics robbed, shot at while responding to an emergency

that staff would require police escort before entering the area, the red-zone status would only be lifted once police and the area’s Community Policing Forum (CPF) confirmed the area was safe.
Cape Town extortion syndicates demand 'protection fee' from paramedics

Two paramedics, were robbed and shot at while responding to an emergency in Harare, Khayelitsha over the weekend.

The team had responded to a call near Saint John’s Church in Section 35 at about 8pm on Saturday.

The paramedics were robbed of their cellphones, wallets and radios.

According to police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana two of the four suspects were armed.

“The suspects robbed the personal belongings of the victims and fled. Shots were fired. No one has been arrested.”

Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert Daniels said the staff were receiving trauma counselling.

Daniels previously revealed that once paramedics were attacked in an area the area could expect delays with emergency response.

He highlighted that staff would require police escort before entering the area, the red-zone status would only be lifted once police and the area’s Community Policing Forum (CPF) confirmed the area was safe.

Rwexana said a case of armed robbery was opened for investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident can anonymously contact Crime Stop on 086 000 1011 or SMS Crime Line on 32211.

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