32-year-old Woman raped in armed house robbery in Ga-Sekororo

CRIME

GA-SEKORORO-The Police in Maake has launched a manhunt for two suspects who allegedly broke into a house at Madeira Village in the early hours of Friday, February 03 at about 01h15 and committed rape and house robbery.

It is alleged that an elderly couple was sleeping when two suspects  wearing balaclavas entered the room and pointed the couple with firearms while demanding cash after the door was forced open.

Police report that the suspects tied up the couple and ransacked the house, after the 32-year-old daughter heard strange noises coming from their bedroom she rushed to the bedroom to check on her parents, but she was grabbed by the suspects who forced her to give them the safe key belonging to her father.

After she gave them the safe key,  one of the suspects allegedly forced her to the other room where he raped her.  During the incident, one shot was fired but no one was injured.

The suspects then took one firearm and 12 rounds of ammunition from the safe. They also took a laptop, and two cell phones and demanded bank cards and pin codes from the couple before they fled the scene.

The victims managed to block the cards before the suspects could withdraw the money.

Police were called to the scene and they opened a case of house robbery and rape.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has appealed to members of the community to come forward with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects.

Anyone with information may contact the investigating officer Captain Phokane on 079 875 7788 or the crime stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest police station or use the MySAPS app.

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