Police hunt armed rapist

2011-06-28 00:00

A GUN-WIELDING rapist who stole R100 is on the loose after attacking a woman in the Mpumuza area.

The 24-year-old woman was raped in her home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

She reportedly had to beg the attacker not to rape her in front of three children who had been sleeping beside her before the attack.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said police received a report of house robbery at about 3 am on Sunday.

The intruder is thought to have gained entry by forcing open a locked front door.

It is believed that the woman was asleep in her bedroom with three children, aged between four and six, when she was awoken by a noise inside the house.

When she saw an unknown man standing next to her bed pointing a firearm at her she started to scream.

Her mother, who was in another room, also started screaming.

The pair were told to keep quiet.

Naicker said the intruder demanded cash from the woman, but she told him she had none.

“He then forced the victim into the all the rooms in the house and continued demanding cash.

“Her mother handed R100 to the suspect.

“The suspect forced the victim into her room where he raped her.”

Afterwards the man fled and the woman was taken to Edendale hospital for treatment.

Naicker said no arrest has been made yet.

He appealed for people with information to call the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Thamsanqa Duma, of the Plessislaer family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit at 033 398 9757 or on his cellphone at 084 074 6369.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stop toll-free at 08600 10111.


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