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ambulanceNews24 reports that a group of volunteer paramedics were robbed at gun and knife point in the early hours of Saturday morning while attending to patients in Du Noon, Cape Town.  

The incident happened when crews in two vehicles were assisting in the area.  Community Medics said in a statement:  "[They] had their personal valuables and some of our equipment stolen.  We are glad they are physically unharmed."  Indicating that trauma counselling was being arranged, it went on to state:  "One of our response vehicles was damaged when a brick was thrown through the window and broke the window and damaged the door and locking mechanism on the other door."  The family of the patients, tried to assist – putting their own lives in danger.  They were not harmed.  Cape Town paramedics have been soft targets for criminals over the past 18 months, with the number of incidents spiking in the second half of 2017.

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