Free State ambulance stolen

2014-02-24 12:29

A Free State government ambulance was stolen after the driver and his friends were held up by gunmen in Wepener.

The driver visited a colleague at his home in Wepener yesterday at 7.30pm, Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana said today.

Three men followed the 35-year-old driver into the house and demanded the ambulance’s keys. One robber left, but two remained behind.

The driver and the other occupants of the house were held hostage in one room for about 30 minutes. Police said the two men left after receiving a phone call, allegedly from the man outside.

They stole the ambulance and the driver’s cellphone. The driver was unharmed. No arrests have been made.

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