The police are investigating two robberies, one of which was compounded by the rape of the victim, with both incidents having taken place on July 25.
In the first instance, a 25-year-old Hatton woman was robbed and sexually violated by an unknown man in the early hours of Monday morning.
A source tells REAL News the woman was asleep in her home when she was awakened by the male intruder as he searched through her closet.
The man demanded money and later went through the woman’s purse, which contained a little more than US$300. Reportedly, he also stole the gold chain she was wearing and other items from a jewelry box.
Allegations are that the intruder, who was wearing a ski mask, asked to see the woman’s body before he sexually violated her without using a condom.
The man is said to be about 5’11” and slimly built; he was dressed completely in black and wearing latex gloves.
It is believed the man entered the house by prying open the lock on the kitchen door, since, reportedly, there were no signs of forced entry.
The woman reported the offense, which occurred at about 2:33 a.m., to the Grays Farm Police Station.
Meanwhile, in the other incident, which occurred at about 9 p.m. on Monday, the Food Land Mini Mart, located on DeSouza Road, reportedly was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown man.
Reports say the Valley Road owner was standing at the counter when a man entered the business place, proceeded to the fridge and selected an apple juice.
The man then went to the counter, removed a .38 revolver from his waist, pointed it at the owner and demanded money, accounts allege.
Reportedly, the panicked owner then threw approximately $500 on the counter, which the robber grabbed before taking off in a westerly direction.
The bandit is described as being about 5’ 9” in height and slimly built, and reportedly was wearing a tam, a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.