PE woman, 72, raped and robbed

2012-02-23 13:36

Port Elizabeth - A 72-year-old woman was raped and robbed at her home in Port Elizabeth, police said on Thursday.

The woman was woken by the sound of movement in her bedroom at 01:00. She got up and saw a man in the bedroom and three others in the passage, Captain Stanley Jarvis said.

"The men forced her into the lounge and started searching the property for valuable goods. She was taken into the bathroom by one of the men, who raped her. They fled on foot with a computer central processing unit valued at R2 500."

Jarvis said no weapons were used and the woman was receiving counselling.

Meanwhile, three men gained entrance to the property of a Zimbabwean student in Summer Strand at around 02:20.

"Armed with two knives they took a laptop and other valuables valued at R7 500. The men fled on foot and a case of robbery was opened," said Jarvis.

In Gelvandale, seven men, each armed with a knife, entered a business and confronted and assaulted the owner and his brother.

"They took money to the value of R2 500 and goods to the value of R10 000 before fleeing on foot. A case of robbery and assault has been opened."

All three incidents are being investigated.

  • Penny-wise - 2012-02-23 13:46

    Viva ANC and their criminal supporters who run rampant in South Africa. VIVA !!! (PS - I hate crime and all those who perpetrate it)

      Unique - 2012-02-23 14:11

      what does the ANC have to do with this?

      Thando - 2012-02-23 14:17

      @Unique - The racists need to bring in the ANC at every opportunity to let off their steam

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-23 14:48

      @ Penny-wise crime affects everybody but I guess in your book it's only a crime if it's perpetrated against white people? I do wish people like you could seek assylum,please do it and do it fast.

      MoAfrika - 2012-02-23 14:56

      Oh shut your pie hole! when are you booking your ticket to Australia?

      Hein - 2012-02-23 15:06

      By the way, Unique, where in the article does it say that it was a white lady that was raped? This is not about the color of the person but the deed. It is so interesting to see newspaper headings "White farmer kills worker" - you however never see headings such as "Black person kills farmer"! I pressumed that the ANC is a non racial party - it seems as if you believe that comments against the ruling party are against Black people!

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-23 15:17

      @ Hein you are adressing the wrong person penny-wise/idiot is the one that informed us that the woman was white.

      JJ - 2012-02-23 15:20

      Penny-wise, not all blacks support the ANC and you may find there are some white people who do. Yes crime is bad, but all races are targetted. If you want to find examples of whites taking from blacks (and everyone) have a look at Mr Brown and Mr Andalaft, who stole MILLIONS from pensioners. Crime is bad, none you us like it. If you going to make everything about race and it annoys you so much, please leave!! Would be glad to see the back of you racists (black,coloured,white,asian, indian), all of you!

      Dominique - 2012-02-23 15:25

      I'll meet you in Australia Penny-wise, while these two fools stay here in Zimbabwe.

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-23 15:41

      @ JJ Why do you waste yor breath? @Dominique toodles,make it fast please.

      Jason - 2012-02-23 16:45

      Penny-wise, I too find your comment a little racist, and I feel that your comment could\should be re-worded. However, @all who have come down on Penny-wise, although we cannot assume that the perpetrators are/were black or that the victimes are white, one way or the other the ANC IS at fault here, as they are the ones that have been charged by those that voted them in, to get a firm handle on the crime taking place in SA at the moment. I am in NO WAY bothered by who is commiting these crimes, black or white...I dont care... all I want is for the government to take the PROPER action and curb the amount of violence that we as South Africans are experiencing right now. A 72 year old lady SHOULD NOT need to be raped...but neith should ANY woman. The criminals in SA are animals.

      Neil - 2012-02-23 16:47

      @Penny-wise pls dont let these Trolls (@Unique. @Thando, @Elle Black , @Mo Afrika) get to you, they have zero clue. As per their Facebook profiles: @Unique loves African P##ssy and of her 750 friends zero to little are non white,@Thando only has 7 friends, @Elle_Black has a motto - "Not much to say really" and @Mo-Afrika has an identity crises - Africa if for black dudes, Afrika is for Afrikaans dudes so what are you?. PS Aussie is great, worth it all the way. Still a Bulls supporter to the core.

      David - 2012-02-24 14:32

      The woman (who lives near friends of mine) is white. 4 have been arrested in Walmer Township, which is 99.9% black. So yes, this is perpetrated by black "men" on a white woman. If the races had been reversed the headlines would have been screaming about a racist attack.

  • Landé - 2012-02-23 13:46

    Disgusting low-lives! Only cowards rape, and you are lower than the lowest when you have to rape an old lady.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 17:54

      When you look at the stats, and I'm not pretending to know or have them but keeping up with all these crimes I am convinced that if a crime is committed it would either be a Nigerian or Zimbabwian. And that is why it's not irresponsible to put the blame on the ANC government. They allow and even encourage these criminals to come as "political refugees" and settle here. There are the odd exceptions, I must admit

  • Brett - 2012-02-23 13:51

    I see the brave young lions are at it again...

      Silvana - 2012-02-23 14:27

      @Penny-wise. What does it matter if the woman was white or black, old or young? Any woman confronted by 4 thugs doesn't stand a chance and the humiliation and degradation of rape is the same.

      JJ - 2012-02-23 15:25

      i don't like resorting to this kind of thing but Penny-wise is a racist bigot on top of being an idiot. I'm black and i've also suffered from crime, robbed when they broke into our house and stole. I know the feeling of violation after a crime and what it is not to be comfortable in your own home.

      Dominique - 2012-02-23 15:34

      @ Elle-Black. It seems that demographic is used in every other factor except crime. It's okay to say that so many Black people dont have jobs, dont have food, proper housing, clean water,etc, yet it's not okay to say how many black people commit crimes. If we should take a look at the demographic, you'll be surprised how many criminals are that of colour. But hey, lets blame the whites for that too right.

      JJ - 2012-02-23 15:46

      By the way, how do Dominique and Penny-wise know that the victim is white? Nowhere in this article is race mentioned, NOWHERE. As per Dominique's quote further up, please pack your **** and leave already. As I said I hate all you racists and wish you would leave, not matter your race.

      Alex - 2012-02-23 17:15

      Penny wise. Firstly, as JJ already said, race of victim and perpetrator were never mentioned. And while reports of white committing crimes is to a lesser degree and as Elle stated there do seem to be more black criminals than any other colour, did it perhaps occur to to you, Penny, that as the majority of the South African population, black people will be in top percentage of any statistic, simply because there are more black people in the country. It's stand sto reason that the majority of victims of crime in this country will also be black people. To say that it is only black people who are racist and killing people is entirely untrue and your racist thinking and attitude proves this in that very statement. And the fact that you aren't already in Australia (a great misfortune for South Africa) is probably due to the fact that they wouldn't have you. Pity

  • Mangoplanet - 2012-02-23 13:56

    Scary that the crime is so high that three crimes have to be mentioned in one story. One of these days they will just cover all crimes of each province for the day in one article. And police are investigating by sleeping behind their desks and dreaming of the next KFC meal.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-23 14:15

    The vermin who walk the streets of this country need to be exterminated!!!!! We need a government who is going to stand up and be counted,not one who stands up and helps themselves!!! To all lawmakers-GROW A PAIR. Hope this poor womans recovers and receives all the love and support that she needs!

      Mangoplanet - 2012-02-23 14:23

      Don't worry. This will all stop once the police are trained to be "proffesional."

  • Ziona - 2012-02-23 14:19

    WTF this lady is 72 years old!!!!! Sick people REALY. I bet you they never find them in any case... We all know how brilliant our SAPS are.

      Barefoot - 2012-02-23 18:43

      Lol 4 arrested you might wana correct ur post

  • lee.ferreira - 2012-02-23 14:50

    Did you know where PE was previously regarded as a sleepy hollow it is now fast becoming one of the crime capitals in the country! I think it currently ranked as 3rd!

      Hendrik - 2012-02-23 15:58

      Agree, P.E. was always thought of as a very nice place to be. Big enough to cater for one's needs but not so big that it becomes a hell hole like JHB. CTN. DBN. But not any more. Also being over run by hordes of illegal immigrants to come and ply there trade of "fraud & crime" in S.A. So easy to get across our borders. An as for one of the comments asking what has the ANC got to do with this crime? Everything, for years and years in the 60's & 70's they vouched to make this country un-governable, well they have succeeded spectacularly. That, "Unique" is what the ANC has to do with it.

  • Hazel - 2012-02-23 16:10

    Oh no, the poor lady.

  • Pawel - 2012-02-23 17:34

    Wild wild bush...

  • Gail - 2012-02-23 17:43

    That's strange, and we were told that crime is coming down!!

  • Danie - 2012-02-23 17:57

    Was just on the news the victim stayed in Greenshield Park and 4 suspects from Walmer township arrested. Good work by SAPS. Very sad to hear this happening specially to an old vulnerable lady.

  • Michelle Kirsten - 2012-02-23 19:01

    Re: the race/rape issue: I think it is dangerous for all races to hammer on the idea that the OTHERS are the rapists. What if your child ends up trusting someone of his/her own race and that person rapes them. We have a responsibility to educate kids about dangers of all kinds, but might make the mistake of teaching them to fear other races when the same dangers lurk in their own communities.

  • disturbedmikey - 2012-02-26 09:35

    What joy can raping a 72 year old bring or rape for any other matter its disgusting and down right in human animals they should get shot execution style.this is sad that our country's name is being thrown down the drain by scum like this wish the old lady a speedy recovery.....

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