A 34-year-old man from Tlholong near Kestell began his new year celebration in police cells after he allegedly robbed and raped an elderly woman in her house after gaining entry through her window on New Year’s Eve.
It is alleged that on Thursday, 31 December 2020 at about 23:45, a 92-year-old woman was asleep alone in her bedroom when she heard a window pane of her bedroom breaking. Her bedroom lights were still on when she felt asleep hence she could noticed that the suspect was her neighbour.
The suspect allegedly threatened the victim with a knife and raped her. After that he robbed the victim of her TV set which was in the bedroom. He used the same broken window pane to exit the house with TV set and blanket.
The victim reported the matter to the police on 1 January 2021 at about 06:15 and the suspect was arrested shortly thereafter. The stolen items were recovered at the suspect’s place.
He is expected to appear before Kestell Magistrates’ court soon facing charges of house robbery and rape.
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