By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE have one man in custody in connection with the alleged rape of an American tourist early Sunday morning and are on the hunt for another suspect who sexually assaulted a woman during an armed robbery in western New Providence Saturday night.
In the latest incident, police said officers from the Selective Enforcement Unit were on patrol on Charles Saint Vincent Street when they came upon a vehicle with an man and a woman visitor inside.
The woman told police that the man had just sexually assaulted her.
The man was taken into custody and investigations continue.
A few hours earlier, around 11pm Saturday, police said a man went to an ATM on Prince Charles Drive leaving a woman, believed to be his girlfriend, inside the car with the ignition on.
Moments later, as he was about to get into his Honda Civic, a man armed with a handgun approached him and stole his car, speeding off with the woman inside.
The gunman took the woman to an undisclosed area in western New Providence where he sexually assaulted her and later left the vehicle, police said.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.