Assistance sought in rape case

DURBAN - It is alleged on 25 May 2018 at 20:45, a 26-year-old woman and her companion were seated inside a vehicle on Mahlathi Road in Chesterville when they were accosted by three armed men. At gunpoint the suspects forced them out of the vehicle. One of the suspects took control of the vehicle and drove off to a remote area. One suspect dragged the female victim into the bushes and raped her.

The suspects fled the scene and the victim called for help. She was assisted by members of the public who informed them that they were at Dassenhoek. The matter was reported to the Cato Manor police station and the docket was transferred to the Brighton Beach Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation.

The Brighton FCS Unit is making an appeal to members of the community to assist with regards to the whereabouts of the men in the attached identikit. They are believed to be in their 30s and can assist in the investigation of the rape and carjacking.

Anyone with information of their whereabouts is requested to contact Detective Constable Bouverie at the Brighton Beach FCS Unit on 031 451 8059/ 081 046 3162 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service