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NC cops launch manhunt for two rape suspects

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The victim was accosted by two armed men in Long Street in Kimberley and was allegedly robbed of her cellphone, dragged into a nearby veld at gunpoint and raped.

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THE NORTHERN Cape police have launched a manhunt for two suspects after a woman was raped in Kimberley.

Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the incident occurred on Monday, November 15, at around 8.26pm.

“According to the complainant, she was on her way to the local tuck shop in Long Street in Kimberley when she was accosted by two armed, unknown men. The suspects threatened to kill her should she scream or make any noise. The victim alleges that the suspects robbed her of her cellphone, dragged her into a nearby bush at gunpoint and took turns raping her. The suspects fled the scene,” said Tawana.

He urged anyone with information relating to the incident to contact the police.

“One suspect is approximately 1.7 metres tall, light in complexion, slender in build and between the ages of 25 and 30. The suspect was apparently wearing a long-sleeve red T-shirt, jeans, a navy bush hat and was in possession of a knife.

“His alleged accomplice is aged between 25 and 30, is approximately 1.5 metres tall, slender in build and dark in complexion. He wore a black bush hat, a T-shirt and jeans and he was reportedly in possession of a firearm.

“Both suspects spoke Afrikaans.

“Any person with information that could assist in tracing the suspects is requested to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Junita Lekay, on 082 3020 473 or to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111,” Tawana said.

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