Robbers kill North West man who tried to protect his daughter

2018-06-24 23:00
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Home invaders shot and killed a 64-year-old father in the Hartbeesportdam area on Saturday afternoon, as he was trying to protect his daughter from harm.

North West police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the man and his three daughters had spent the afternoon together.

Two of the women later left the house and the third daughter stayed behind to spend more time with her father.

While the 28-year-old woman was standing outside the home, three armed men approached her, Funani said.

"According to information, the suspects instructed the daughter to get inside where they found her father," she said.

The men demanded money, Funani added.

"The father was trying to negotiate with the three suspects to let his daughter go, when they shot him in the chest," she said.

Funani said the father died at the scene and that the daughter managed to escape and seek help.

The intruders made off with jewellery, two televisions, a laptop, a cellphone and other household items.

Funani said the police were investigating cases of murder and house robbery.

North West police commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemned the attack and appealed to people to come forward with any information that could lead to the arrest of the intruders.

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