Foreign-owned shop robbed and torched in Rustenburg

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A foreign-owned shop in Lethabong in Rustenburg was robbed and set alight on Wednesday, North West police said.

Three Chinese nationals were woken by four armed men who had forcefully entered the premises, said Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone.

He said the men tied up the three and demanded money.

“They allegedly took cash amounting to R10,000, airtime vouchers, cigarettes with estimated value of R30,000.”

Mokgwabone said the men assaulted the shop owners and set their shop alight.

He said they were taken to a local clinic.

Robbery and arson dockets were opened.



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