Woman dragged into boot, raped

2017-05-23 06:00

Police in Grassy Park need help with some investigations in the area.

One of these relates to a kidnapping and rape on Friday 5 May on Strandfontein Road near Lotus River.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Constable Carol Strauss explains that the victim, a 23-year-old woman, was kidnapped by two armed men while she was walking.

“[They] dragged her into the boot of the car. While she was in the boot she SMS’ed family but got no response. The car then stopped and her phone was removed.

“After driving for some time the car stopped in bushes where a group of men and women were gathered. She was raped by one of the kidnappers. She managed to stab the rapist and ran away.

“We are still investigating but any assistance from the public leading to the arrest of the perpetrators would be welcome.”

On the same day at about 19:50 there was a robbery at Bin Rashied Pizza and Grills on the corner of 5th Avenue and Prince George Drive.

“The victim was busy serving customers when a man drew a gun and demanded money,” says Strauss. “A second armed man then entered and ordered the staff to lie on the ground. One of the staff was then assaulted and told to open the cash registers.

“The robbers then demanded the safe keys and fled with a undisclosed amount of money.”

Police are also investigating a case of house robbery in Barbet Road, Pelican Park, that also happened that Friday.

“An eight-year-old was home alone when two unknown men entered the house,” says Strauss.

“When they found out he was alone they started taking clothes from cupboards and also took a television, a Playstation and other appliances. They then locked the boy inside the house and fled.”

Station commander Colonel Shawn van Wyk appeals to the community to stay alert at all times and to parents and caregivers to ensure that children are not left at home on their own.

“Small children should never be left alone without adult supervision,” he says.

“If people come to a house claiming to be family friends, parents must make use of the secret password process that Strauss is introducing to learners in Parkwood.

“We are also calling on the public who may have information about any of these incidents to report it to police.”

V Anyone with more information can call Grassy Park police on 021 700 3900 or Crime Stop on 10111.

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