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handcuffsANA reports that a joint operation in the Lephalale policing cluster has led to the arrest of two suspects, aged 18 and 20, in connection with the kidnapping and rape of a teacher in the area last week.  

She taught at a high school near Marken.  The officers worked around the clock since Friday morning and eventually tracked the suspects down in two separate areas outside Lephalale.  During the arrests, one of the suspects was found in possession of the ignition keys of the victim’s car, which was later found abandoned in bushes near Marken.  The arrests came after suspects broke into the 28-year-old victim’s rented home where she was sleeping in the early hours of Friday morning.  They bound her with ropes, loaded her inside the boot of her car, and drove away with her.  She was later found dumped in the bush alongside the road to Bakenburg outside Mokopane.  Preliminary police investigations revealed that two of the suspects were well known to the victim, as she had previously taught them at the same school.  Police have opened cases of housebreaking with intent to commit crime, kidnapping, armed robbery, and rape.  Investigations are continuing

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