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Rape suspect arrested after neighbours collaborated to catch wrongdoer

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A suspect has been arrested by the police for being in possession of a cellphone that belongs to a young person who had been lately raped.

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The person was arrested after a Port Elizabeth neighbourhood watch a personal safety firm and the police have been alerted. The police stated the 29-year-old suspect was arrested on the N2 freeway close to Baywest on Monday.

“It’s alleged that at about 6.50am, an 18-year-old teenager was standing in Seaview Highway in Chelsea ready for her transport when she was approached by an unknown male. The suspect requested that {the teenager} stroll with him and when she refused, he grabbed her by the arm and took her into the close by bush the place he allegedly raped her. The suspect additionally took her cellphone and left.”

She reported the crime instantly she received residence. After which, the neighbourhood watch, a personal secuirity firm and the police have been contacted. They started their search and investigation geared toward discovering the suspect.

The police stated the stolen cellphone was present in his possession. He was arrested and detained on a cost of rape and theft.

He’s to seem earlier than Port Elizabeth Justice of the Peace’s courtroom on Wednesday.

Maj-Gen Thembisile Patekile, the Nelson Mandela Bay district police commissioner, recommended the efforts of the safety firm and the neighbourhood look ahead to partnering and springing to motion instantly.

“Partnership between the police and the general public should be supported and strengthened by all members of the group. It’s by this energetic partnership that we can work collectively to cut back and fight crime throughout the communities we serve,” stated Patekile.


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