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Brits -Three armed men poured boiling water on a man and made off with an undisclosed amount of money during a robbery in Elandsrand near Brits, North West police said on Tuesday.

Warrant Officer Mpeile Talene said the robbery happened on Monday night at around 11pm.

A woman who was preparing to enter her home with a friend was taken by surprise when three armed men allegedly attacked them and forced them inside the house. Once inside, the pair were allegedly tied up with wire and boiling water was poured over the man by the suspects who demanded cash and valuables.

"The complainant alleged that [the] suspects managed to reach the safe where [an] undisclosed amount of money [in US dollars notes] was taken and a Samsung Television worth R19 000, the victim’s car and house keys [were also taken] by the suspects..."

The 59-year-old man was taken to a hospital in Brits.

Talene said that no arrests have been made and urged people with information to trace the three men to contact the Brits police.