Serial rapist strikes again

A man targeting women who live alone has raped another Walvis Bay woman at gunpoint.

17 November 2020 | Crime

LEANDREA LOUW

WALVIS BAY



The Erongo police are investigating a third case of housebreaking and rape after a woman (28) was raped at gunpoint in Walvis Bay on Saturday night.

Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu said the latest incident happened around 03:30 in Cormorant Street, Tutaleni.

“The victim was asleep when the suspect broke into her home, pointed a firearm at her and raped her without her consent.

The victim was alone during the incident,” he said.

Ikuyu said the rapist has not yet been identified and the police are making every effort to find and arrest him.

“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 in Brama Street at around 02:30 on 20 October.

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

Anyone who may have information on these crimes, or knows the suspect or his whereabouts, is urged to contact Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu at 081 246 4757, or Detective Chief Inspector Shangula at 081 667 6820, or Inspector Ileni Shapumba at 081 297 7798, or the nearest police station.

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