Taxi rape and robbery investigations continue

2017-08-20 21:16


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Johannesburg - Gauteng police on Sunday requested information on a third suspect sought in connection with the rape and armed robbery of a woman who boarded a taxi in Ridgeway earlier this year.

"The man who may assist the police was a driver of the vehicle," said Colonel Lungelo Dlamini in a statement.

Three men are now sought in connection with the crime which took place in April 2017 when a woman boarded a mini-bus taxi from Ridgeway to Southdale.

She was then held up at gunpoint by one man and made to hand over her cellphone and bank card.

The taxi then stopped at an ATM and R1200 was withdrawn from her account.

"A second suspect also raped the victim while the vehicle was in motion."

A team of detectives are working on several related cases across Gauteng and four men have been arrested in connection with these cases thus far.

In a separate incident in March this year in Florida, a woman was travelling in a mini-bus taxi with her son when she was robbed and raped.

"Her bank cards was later used by the suspects to purchase several goods including liquor."

Anyone with information on the suspects may contact the investigation team leader, Captain Elon Bester on 079 890 7472 or Constable John Mokoena on 071 675 6166.

Anonymous information may be forwarded to Crime Stop. A potential reward for information is being offered.

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