AN 18-year-old teenager from Filabusi has been arrested for allegedly robbing a 44-year-old woman who was with her daughter at her homestead before attempting to rap_e them, before dropping his cap as he fled from the scene.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident which occurred on Monday at around 9PM in Silalatshana area.
He said the teenager, Carlos Maphosa who was armed with a knife gained entry into the woman’s house through an unlocked door and took $80 and two cell phones.
Maphosa is alleged to have then tried to rap_e mother and daughter.
He was sold out by the cap that he dropped at the crime scene.
“I can confirm that we recorded a robbery and attempted rap_e case in Silalatshana area. Carlos Maphosa arrived at a homestead where a 44-year-old woman who cannot be named for ethical reasons was sleeping with her 17-year-old daughter. He gained entry into the house, demanded cash and threatened to stab them with a knife if they didn’t comply,” he said.
“He took $80 and two cellphones and then demanded to have se_xual intercourse with the woman and her daughter. The woman screamed for help and Maphosa fled from the homestead and during the process dropped one of the cell phones and his cap. The matter was reported to the police who conducted investigations leading to Maphosa’s arrest.”
Chief Insp Ndebele urged members of the public to ensure that their homes are properly secured and locked during the night to stop criminals from easily gaining entry and causing harm.