A Grassy Park skollie accused of gang-raping a woman in a driveway will make his first appearance at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on today.
This follows an intensive investigation into a trio caught on CCTV footage just minutes before the attack on a domestic worker.
Earlier this month, Grassy Park police appealed for help in identifying the three men after the traumatised woman went to the police station to report that she had been gang-raped at gunpoint.
At the time, Grassy Park police station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, explained the men had sexually assaulted a second victim walking to the shop, but that the woman had not opened a case.
During the rape on 2 May, the 28-year-old woman was walking from a shop in Ontong Way at about 6.30pm when she was approached by the trio.
“CCTV footage obtained shows the men approaching the woman, but when a resident comes out of their home, they pretend to be friends, and one put his arm around her shoulders,” said Laing.
“She pretended to know them because the one guy was holding her at gunpoint, but it is unclear if the resident who came out of their house could see the firearm.”
He said determined cops believed they recognised one of the men on the footage and searched their records.
“He is a member of the Six Bobs gang and had been arrested before and therefore profiled. We called the victim in for a photo ID parade.
“She identified him as one of her attackers and cops went looking for him.
“They received a tip-off of where he may be and arrested the 31-year-old suspect on Friday morning at a property in Lotus River.
“When officers raided the house, they found him sleeping next to his girlfriend and pretended he knew nothing of the crime.
“We are still looking for the remaining two suspects.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Adrian Baron on 082 411 3120.