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Thieves Hold Knife To Aussie Paramedic's Throat As They Raid Ambulance For Drugs

Thieves Hold Knife To Aussie Paramedic's Throat As They Raid Ambulance For Drugs

They told him their daughter was struggling to breathe before ambushing him.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Thieves are on the run after allegedly holding a knife to a paramedic's throat as they raided an ambulance for drugs.

The criminals struck when the paramedic was on his own on Sunday night on the Gold Coast.

He was flagged down by a man on the side of the road, who told him his daughter was struggling to breathe.

The paramedic pulled over and started getting medical supplies ready when he was ambushed.

One man appeared with a knife and held it to the worker's throat while another jumped into the vehicle and started looking for drugs.

The thieves managed to nick several medicines and the paramedic was left with minor abrasions to his neck.

While the injuries weren't significant, Bret Fournier from the United Workers Union said an event like this can cause mental health issues for years.

"For someone to actually have it happen to themselves in a place where there is no one around it's quite scary," Bret said.

"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."

Police are now hunting for the people involved in the callous attack.

Featured Image Credit: 7News

Topics: Australia