A group of four robbers invaded Durban’s St Augustine hospital at the early hours of Wednesday morning around 2:45am, attacked the security guards and robbed the staffs of their property.
A statement released by Netcare, hospital manager Heinrich Venter said that the armed men held up four of the staffs in different areas in the hospital unit and collected their persona belongings;
“Four individuals, some of whom were armed, entered the hospital in the early hours of the morning after holding up security guards, while one remained in a getaway vehicle.”
“One of the robbers also entered the room of a patient, but left without taking anything when the patient shouted at him to get out.”
“The robbers left the ward, damaging the door in the process, the robbers also took two television sets and a microwave from the coffee shop located in the main reception,” Venter said.
One of the security guard was hit in the head while one of the staffs was hit in the face.
Venter also disclosed that the staff members, patients and security personnel who were affected will likely receive a trauma counselling, but in the meantime the security guard and the staff were treated and have already been discharged.
Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said a robbery case is currently under investigation.