Wednesday, February 18, 2009

6 Members of Car Theft Gang Beaten and Set Afire

The five men and one woman, who suffered severe burns, have been admitted to a hospital.

Officials said residents in San Martin Jilotepeque town hit the criminals with sticks and stones, before setting them ablaze.

The police said the six members of the car-theft gang were trying to escape the town in a stolen vehicle when the residents caught them.

The local residents have been patrolling the neighbourhood by themselves due to inadequate security.

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