Man, 77, beaten to death by robbers

2012-07-24 11:43
(Wener Beukes, SAPA)

(Wener Beukes, SAPA)

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Johannesburg - A Pakistani man has been stabbed and beaten to death in Alberton, police said on Tuesday.

Captain George Raphulu said four robbers beat Shah Deen Muhammed, 77, with a hammer on Monday when he told them he did not have the keys to his safe.

His 72-year-old wife was stabbed in the hand and his daughter, 27, was throttled. Both women were tied with ropes.

The robbers used hammers and screwdrivers to force open the safe. They took an undisclosed amount of money, jewellery and cellphones.

Raphulu said a domestic worker was thought to have opened the gate for three men and a woman.

"She had the remote control and has disappeared," he said.

He said the case was being investigated and no arrest had been made.

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