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Man's arm set alight during robbery

2012-10-12 12:23

Durban - Four armed men set fire to a shop owner's arm during a robbery in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

They entered the premises on Durban Road, held the shop owner at gunpoint and demanded cash on Thursday at 11:30, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

"It is further alleged that the suspects doused petrol over the victim's arm and set him alight, forcing him to disclose where the money was kept."

The robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene. No arrests were made.

Comments
  • kala.bafazi - 2012-10-12 12:28

    Whilst all commodity prices continue to climb the cost of human lives gets cheaper.

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-10-12 13:13

      He literally has a firearm

      jonathan.dutoit2 - 2012-10-12 13:56

      Andile, just another illiterate piece of coal

      jonathan.dutoit2 - 2012-10-12 13:57

      as in you, andile.mhlangu

      jonathan.dutoit2 - 2012-10-12 13:58

      andile, so if we (white people) that are willing to work, it should be taken away?

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-12 12:30

    if robbers come to you and demand something, just give them. dont let them 'force you' to give them. you are not a ninja in other news, I cant wait to hear Jub Jub's fate. Need to start my weekend on a happy note

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-12 12:31

    This thugs are now out of control-is this what SA have become? CRUELTY at its worst-even the Apartheid secret didn't use this TORTURE method

  • TheRealDiffy - 2012-10-12 12:33

    Can you blame the robbers for fleeing from the scene? The shopowner had a firearm!!!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-12 12:39

      Bwahahahaha. Very clever.

  • peter.t.viljoen - 2012-10-12 12:37

    So was he in possession of a fire arm ?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-10-12 13:55

      I have a sneaking suspicion that many readers don't actually get you comment.

  • hendrik.andries.5 - 2012-10-12 12:37

    Did they give him a FIRE ARM?

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-10-12 12:37

    You are rather safe when you give in than to refuse them your cash. You can replace money but not the hand.

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-12 12:38

    South africa on its best

  • siann.heidgen - 2012-10-12 12:43

    i think they mean "no arrests will ever be made"... so pathetic

  • russell.davies.3133 - 2012-10-12 12:52

    I'm surprised the robbers didn't flee the scene with the man waving a firearm around!!

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-10-12 12:57

    But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction,Certainly, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people who have set their hearts on getting rich have caused themselves a lot of grief.

      klasgoran.olsson - 2012-10-12 13:05

      Yes you might be right, but even so. What gives the right to kill, to rob, to rap, to hijack etc etc....It is so sad to follow the situation in a South Africa that can be so wonderful..

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-12 13:32

      The love of quick money is a far worse evil. Many people work day in and day out for a steady income and nothing wrong with that. Criminals and tenderpreneurs wants to become rich overnight, they cause the biggest grief and have to be removed from society.

      donavan.philpott - 2012-10-12 20:43

      People are out there trying to make a living actually, so your comments have no grounds what so ever regarding the above mentioned incident. when did it become a crime to work....i mean, really...!!!

  • sedeshan - 2012-10-12 13:51

    Jeeez!! These guys are getting hectic! If I were set on fire, thinking I would dead in a few seconds, the last thing I would do is tell them where the cash was!

      warren.rodel - 2012-10-12 15:18

      it's cANCer, ANC - Do your job a freakin dare you!

  • warren.rodel - 2012-10-12 13:56

    how Ferrel can KZN get? These guys are going insane! Stop the violence ANC if you can - slackers!

      warren.rodel - 2012-10-12 13:58

      ANC - the parasites choice!

  • malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-10-12 15:59

    Terrible to see the low value a human life has in SA to some people. Attempted murder, that's a fair charge for these thugs.

  • Shane Kelly - 2012-10-12 17:38

    Always violence it seems they get high on it some thing has to be done about it

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-10-13 20:58

    Evil evil bastards. Bring back hanging NOW!

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