A woman was raped in front of her helpless boyfriend by a man armed with a gun shortly after the attacker jumped into the couple’s car shortly after midnight yesterday.
According to police, the 22-year-old woman was seated in the front of the car driven by her 26-year-old boyfriend. The man was driving along the Eastern Main Road in Champs Fleurs at 12.10 am. As the car came almost to a halt near a traffic light, a man walked up to the car and pointed a gun at the driver’s head.
The man quickly entered the back of the car and placed the gun to the male victim’s head and ordered him to drive. The couple were taken to a lonely area in St Joseph. Threatening to murder them both if they tried to escape or if they raised any alarm, the gunman took possession of the car keys and took the woman out of the car while ordering her boyfriend to remain in it.
He then proceeded to rape the woman while keeping the gun to her head. Police said that the intruder also forced the woman to perform an indecent act on him. The rapist later robbed the male victim of cash and then ordered to drive and not look back. The couple drove to the St Joseph Police Station and made a report.
The woman was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope where she was medically examined and also treated. Police later carried out an unsuccessful search for the man. Investigations are continuing.