ambulanceNews24 reports that a City of Tshwane emergency service crew was robbed when they responded to an apparent medical emergency in Block GG, Soshanguve, just after 02:00 on Wednesday.  

Apparently the call centre received a call requesting assistance with a patient who had difficulty breathing.  When the crew arrived at the address, they found the house with its lights off and a locked gate.  While phoning the call centre to confirm the address, an unknown man pretended to give the ambulance crew the exact location of where the patient was and before they realised what was happening, he confronted the official with a gun through an open window, demanding cellphones from the crew.  After instructing the crew to hand over their cellphones, the suspect then told them to drive off.  A case of armed robbery was opened with the police.  The City said while it had no intention to label parts of the city no-go areas, it would not hesitate to consider the safety of its staff first before dispatching crews to certain areas.


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