Rapist strikes again

15 November 2020 | Crime

Walvis Bay

The Erongo police is investigating a third case of housebreaking with the intent to rape, rape as well as pointing a firearm after a woman (28) was raped at gunpoint on Saturday in Walvis Bay.

Deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu confirmed the latest incident, saying it happened around 03:30 at Cormorant Street, Tutaleni, in Kuisebmond.

“The victim was asleep when the suspect broke into her ghetto, pointed at her with a firearm and committed sexual acts without her consent. The victim was alone during the incident.”

Ikuyu said that the suspect has not yet been identified and that the investigation team is hard at work, using all possible means to try to identify and arrest the suspect.

“The suspect is described as a middle-aged male of medium height and dark in complexion. The crime prevention team has intensified patrolling in Tutaleni and Kuisebmond during the night. We urge communities to stay alert.”

The first woman (28) was raped in her home at Brama Street, at around 02:30 on 20 October using the same modus operandi as was used in the latest case.

A second woman (30) was raped in her home at Cable Beach Street at around 04:00 on 28 October. Both women live alone.

Anyone who may have information regarding said incidents or knows the suspect or his whereabouts, are urged to contact deputy commissioner Iikuyu at 081 246 4757 or detective chief inspector Shangula at 081 667 6820, Inspector Ileni Shapumba at 081 297 7798 or the nearest police station.

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