Gang robs St Augustine's Hospital in Durban

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A gang of men overpowered guards at Durban's St Augustine's Hospital before brazenly robbing staff and making off with televisions, cellphones and a microwave in the early hours of Wednesday morning, reports The Times.

Netcare hospital manager Heinrich Venter said the incident took place around 2.45am. Venter said the robbers held up four staff members – two in an office near the reception area, and two in a ward. They were all robbed of their personal belongings.

Venter said in the report that staff members, security personnel and affected patients would receive trauma counselling. He said that day-to-day operations at the hospital had returned to normal.

The Times report

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