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Hate crime victim set on fire.

Two black males attacked a man and set him on fire in Lower Yoder Township, PA. Police have not released the man’s identity, but the area is as being over 98% white in the 2000 census. The victim was robbed, beaten, and then set on fire.


West Hills Regional Police continued to search this morning for two men who allegedly robbed a Lower Yoder Township man Thursday night, tied him up and set him on fire.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim, who is believed to be in his 40s.

He was taken to West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh with severe burns, West Hills police Chief Andy Havas said.

The man told police he was working in his garage in the 100 clock of Norton Road when two black males with hoods over their heads entered the garage at about 11 p.m. He said one of the suspects hit him in the back of the head with a handgun.

When the man fell to the floor, they tied him up with electrical cord and took an undisclosed amount of money.

They then doused him with gasoline and set him on fire Havas said.