A Newlands West resident has been attacked and robbed by her new Facebook ‘friend’.
The 28-year-old woman has requested assistance from a RUSA member who was on patrol after the attack.
According to the victim, she was talking to the man for several months before meeting. She met him at the Verulam taxi rank.
While they were walking to the friend’s house, the victim drank water bought by the perpetrator and started feeling dizzy. As they were taking a shortcut through a dark alley, the man hit the victim on the head with a rock and tried to rape her. She started screaming for help, so the man stole her handbag and fled.
Reaction officers conducted a search for the suspect, yet he is still on the run.