Alleged Bloemfontein rapist held after manhunt

2016-04-14 13:46

Bloemfontein – A man who allegedly robbed and raped an elderly woman in her Bloemfontein home was arrested after an intensive manhunt, Free State police said on Thursday.  

The 32-year-old was caught in Bochabela on Tuesday, following a tip-off from residents, Captain Chaka Marope said. 

In February, he allegedly attacked the 86-year-old woman, raped her, and made off with her cellphones, money, jewellery, and computers.  

He was linked positively to four cases of house robbery and rape which allegedly occurred last year. He was expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

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