ARMED SUSPECTS ATTEMPT TO ROB AND RAPE SEX WORKERS IN ISIPINGO, KWAZULU NATAL

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Two suspects were arrested and one escaped after they allegedly accosted two sex workers and attempted to rape and rob them at gunpoint on Sayan Road near the Pilgrim informal settlement in Isipingo. The women are believed to have resisted at which point the suspects pulled out a firearm and fired shots.

The sex workers scattered and ran for cover as well as local residents at the informal settlement nearby.

Isipingo CPF executive member was nearby and responded together with Alpha Alarms Response Units. Alpha Response Units cornered and nabbed a fleeing suspect and Isipingo Rail CPF members apprehended a second suspect.

There were no reported gunshot wounds but one of the sex workers sustained an injury to her leg. Locals descended on the scene and attacked the suspects.

No firearm was in their possession. Various SAPS units responded to the scene including the Umlazi K9 unit.

The area was searched but the third suspect and firearm was not found. Police took the suspects into custody.

Well done to the Isipingo Rail CPF members and all involved in the arrests of the suspects.

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