Posts tagged ‘armed’

March 6, 2012

Facebook status saves woman from Rape

Facebook can be used to catch criminals, but it can also help save victims.
A woman in Johannesburg was saved from two armed robbers who had assaulted and threatened to rape her.

The attackers tied up the woman in her bedroom together with her 10-year-old son. They also stole her cellphone and told her that they would kill her husband when he came home.
The woman then managed to untie herself and her son, before hiding in her wardrobe with her laptop.
From there, she sent out two updates, saying -“Please help! We have an armed robbery, they’re waiting for Hennie [her husband] at the gate, please phone him, don’t let him come inside”- and “Help! Call Hennie. We’ve managed to untie ourselves. They said they would come back to rape me. Armed”

One of her friends saw her message and called for help immediately.
Police and security guards reportedly arrived on the scene within minutes, but the attackers had fled.
Facebook is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in tracking down criminals.
So next time, think twice before Deactivating your facebook account because “facebook is getting Boring”. Share this story below on facebook and Twitter, It could save someone’s life.

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