Robbers set fire to victims

2013-09-01 14:36

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Mahikeng - Three people were set alight during a business robbery in Mahikeng on Sunday, North West police said.

A shop owner, his sister, and his sister in law were burned in the shop Carrot King after they were robbed of money and cellphones, said Sergeant Kelebogile Moiloa.

Apparently, three men entered the Chinese-owned shop and demanded money from the owner.

Despite receiving the money, they poured petrol on the three people and set them alight.

They were taken to Bophelong hospital where they were fighting for their lives, said Moiloa.

Police were searching for the men.

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