Ambulance targeted for drugs

Last updated 11:50 16/01/2014

Relevant offers


Day by day: the search for Alex Fisher Jail on the cards for first-time criminal after leading man into robbery Police raid two Canterbury houses, one with links to Bandidos gang Rolleston Prison inmate called woman dozens of times before raping her Man posed as a cop to impress women - police Stratford man jailed for eighth drink driving conviction Sarah Stewart: The woman behind the Alex Fisher investigation 'Nightmare' client too trusting of people - lawyer Hawera woman pleads not guilty to baby's manslaughter 'Volitile' Waikato man on the run from police

An ambulance officer attending to a man in Hamilton was robbed late last night. 

While on the way to a call just after midnight, an ambulance officer was waved down by a man seeking help while another man lay on the ground next to him.

While attending to the man on the ground, two other men joined the group. They manoeuvred the ambulance officer into the vehicle and demanded drugs.

While the men searched the ambulance, the victim alerted the St Johns operations room and then managed to escape.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson said the emergency service on the way to a genuine call had to react to a false alarm.

"These people have shown no respect for the service ambulance officers provide to our community," Patterson said.

A forensic examination of the ambulance was taking place today.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content