Police in Kimberley are requesting urgent assistance in tracing three different men implicated in three separate incidents of rape. In one incident Police Spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana says the suspect believed to be in his 20’s allegedly raped and assaulted a 26-year-old woman and her boyfriend. The couple were sitting in a white Opel Corsa hatchback on the R31 near Langboome when the suspect allegedly approached the car, threw a stone in the window gaining him access to the pair. The suspect then locked the male victim in the boot and proceeded to rape the woman.
“Subsequent to having locked the boyfriend inside the boot, he took the woman outside the car and raped her. After the incident he robbed them off their belongings which included, an undisclosed amount of money, cellphones and a car radio system from the dashboard,” Tawana said.
In a separate incident – a 25-year-old woman was walking home alone from a tavern in the early evening hours of Sunday, May 6th when she was knocked unconscious, raped and assaulted by her assailant. The victim came to and discovered that she was half naked. She then noticed the unknown male standing beside her, demanding her cellphone and pin code. “The suspect assaulted her until she disclosed cellphone pin-code. The Suspect unpinned the cellphone ran into unknown direction,” continued Tawana. In another incident that occured in the early hours of Sunday, August 19th a 22-year-old woman alleged that she was visited by a man she had met on Facebook.
“After meeting on the same day, the woman took a drive with her Facebook boyfriend to a secluded area somewhere in the veld, for recreational purposes. An unknown man approached their vehicle, forced the Facebook boyfriend into the back seat of the car, tied his hand and forced the woman into the boot of the car and raped her.
The victims alleged that the after the incident, the suspect robbed them off, their cellphones, undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect drove with them on N12 and dropped them off near Christiana in North West Province.” Police have requested that any persons with knowledge regarding the incidents please step forward. ”We are requesting any person with the information that could assist us to resolve these cases to communicate with the investigating officers, Detective Sergeant Attie Browers @ 067 0225 141 and Detective Constable Juanita Lekay @ 082 2900 069, or contact Crime Stop Line 08600 10111. Information shared would be treated with strictest confidentiality,” Tawana concluded.