Robbers force schoolgirls to eat salt

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Johannesburg - Four schoolgirls were forced at gunpoint to eat salt during a house robbery in Elliotdale, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

Major Zamukulungisa Jozana said three men armed with a gun gained access to the house shortly after midnight on Monday. They broke down the bedroom door where the girls were sleeping.

"They wanted to know whether the owner of the house had a firearm, after which they instructed the girls to undress, eat two spoons of salt each and cover themselves with blankets."

Jozana said the police suspected the men had taken drugs.

"Many stupid things have been committed by people under the influence of drugs," he said.

The men took R171 and four cellphones from the girls before fleeing. A case of house robbery had been opened by Kwaaiman police.

- SAPA

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