Ambulance targeted for drugs

Last updated 11:50 16/01/2014

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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.

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- Fairfax Media

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