Brazen thieves held a knife to a paramedic’s throat while robbing his ambulance of drugs after tricking him into puling over by faking a medical emergency.
The Gold Coast ambulance officer was driving back to the station on Sunday night when a man flagged him down on Mudgeeraba Road in Worongary claiming his daughter couldn’t breathe.
As he began taking out medical equipment from the back of the vehicle, a second man appeared and threatened him with a knife.
Brazen thieves held a knife to a paramedic’s throat while robbing his ambulance of drugs. United Workers Union state delegate Bret Fournier (pictured) said the shocking assault is bound to leave the paramedic with mental scars
The first man then raided ambulance of highly regulated medicines, such as codeine and morphine, before the two offenders fled the scene.
The sickening attack left the paramedic with minor cuts to his neck.
Police are trying to hunt down the culprits and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Shadow Health Minister Ros Bates slammed the incident as ‘appalling’.
‘Having family members on the frontline, that is just appalling,’ she told 9News.
A police hunt is underway for two thieves who attacked a Gold Coast paramedic on Sunday night and robbed the ambulance of medicine
‘It is terrifying enough some of the situations these first responders have to go into.’
The United Workers Union said the shocking assault is bound to leave the paramedic with mental scars.
‘For someone to actually have it happen to themselves in a place where there is no one around it’s quite scary,’ state delegate Bret Fournier told 7News.
‘I’ve been a paramedic for 26 years and I’ve only known of two cases on the Gold Coast, this being the second one, where a car has been stopped and drugs stolen.’