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Saturday 8 August, 2020

Third woman sexually assaulted in one week

Yet another woman has been sexually assaulted in the space of a week, the latest in a series of unrelated incidents throughout the country.

Arima police are investigating a report in which an 18-year-old woman was abducted in broad daylight and sexually assaulted at knifepoint.

Police are currently searching for two men wanted in connection with this incident.

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Cpl Jeanville is overseeing inquiries.

While the incident took place on Sunday, police are still asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects.

The men have been described as -

Suspect 1 (driver) - approximately 5 ft. 8 inches tall, dark brown complexion, athletically built, African descent, low haircut, small goatee beard, oval face wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and long soft dark coloured pants.

Suspect 2  (rear seat passenger) - approximately 5 ft. 5 inches tall, fair in complexion, afro hairstyle, of slim build, wearing a white vest and short pants.

The 18-year-old told police she left her home to attend classes around 9.30 am on Sunday and flagged a blue vehicle, believing it to be a taxi.

While she was seated in the front seat of the car, the man in the back-seat put a knife to her throat and then announced a hold-up.

She was then ordered to keep her eyes closed as the suspects drove the woman to an unknown location and sexually assaulted her.

The woman told police that she was then dropped off at St Joseph Street, Arima.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Earlier this week, a 19-year-old Venezuelan woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Port of Spain on Tuesday, while in another incident a 19-year-old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in broad daylight on High Street, San Fernando on June 14, 2019.

Anyone with information which could lead to the arrests of the two men are asked to contact the Arima Police Station, any police station nearest to them, or they can call 482-GARY, 555 or 800-TIPS to give the information anonymously.

More on this as it becomes available.

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