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ROBBERY SUSPECT APPREHENDED: GQEBERHA
2022/06/23      |  Written By:  Captain G Swart   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

GQEBERHA - 22 June 2022 :  Enduring efforts to create a safe and secure environment in our communities led to the successful apprehension of a 40-year-old attempted rape and robbery suspect on Monday, 20 June 2022. 

It is alleged that on the mentioned date, at about 00:10, the 25-year-old complainant was walking in Gazi Street in Langa when she was approached by a known male.  The person threatened her with a knife and demanded her cellphone.  He searched her pockets and removed the cellphone.  It is further alleged that the suspect inappropriately touched the victim.  The complainant screamed for help and a community member came to her assistance.  The suspect ran away.

Within hours after the incident, SAPS Kamesh members arrested the suspect.  He will be appearing today, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 in the Kariega Magistrates' Court on charges of robbery and attempted rape.