Port Shepstone police on the KZN South Coast are asking for help in locating a man suspected of raping a 67-year-old woman in Sea Park.
Port Shepstone police spokesperson Captain Petros Mpinge said that with the help of the woman, an identikit of the possible suspect has been produced.
Mpinge said Southport SAPS detectives are investigating a case of house robbery and rape which occurred in Sea Park on January 13 during the day.
It is alleged, said Mpinge, that two women were at a residence when they were attacked by an unknown man armed with a handgun.
Mpinge added that the suspect tied up the women and searched the house for valuables.
“A laptop with three cell phones were taken. Durban SAPS members have arrested a man who was found in possession of a cell phone believed to have been stolen from the house. The man has since been charged with possession of suspected stolen property. The investigation is ongoing,” said Mpinge.
He added that the public is urged to contact the nearest police station or Detective Warrant Officer Mark John on 039 681 9900 or 062 196 9404, should they see the suspect.
The rape incident that happened in Sea Park sent shock waves throughout the South Coast.