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Nov 4, 2009

Did rapist and thief return to vandalize home?

Story PictureA Canadian couple living in the Freetown Sibun was hit for the second time in four weeks. The home of the couple was first burglarized on October twelfth: they reported the matter and relocated in fear for their lives. In the past few days, thieves went back to the Sibun home of the Reeves, vandalized it but did not steal anything. Jose Sanchez headed to the village and has this report.

Jose Sanchez
“The sign on this Sibun farm says “No hunting or trespassing” but on October twelfth, the Canadian family that lived here were terrorized during a home invasion. But their story does not end there.”

Jose Sanchez, Reporting
In a secluded area about two miles down the Sibun road, the elderly couple woke up to a noise in the bathroom. A masked intruder who was brandishing a firearm confronted the homeowners. After overpowering the senior citizens and tying them up in the bedroom, the burglar raped the sixty year old woman. He escaped with stolen items. Less than a month later between Sunday night and Tuesday morning this week, the farm house was revisited by thieves. Though three dogs still keep watch, their barks would not have alerted anyone to another crime at the secluded house. Clothes still remain on the hangars in a bedroom and assorted items on the back verandah are the telltale signs of a life interrupted. And after breaking the bathroom window at the back, police suspect that is how the burglars gained entrance to the building. Once inside, the culprits defaced the house by spraying graffiti on the refrigerator and walls of the house. They then proceeded to empty and break every container and food item they could find. A filthy mess was left inside the building, but this time nothing was stolen. The motive for the trashing of the house is believed to be revenge or malice. Because the couple reported the home invasion and rape, the culprits involved decided to send a message to them. But the Canadians promptly moved out of the house in October, taking only necessary items. And though they intended to quiet the couple from speaking any further, the authorities are not letting these crimes go unanswered.

Jose Sanchez
“Hattieville police have been looking for two suspects who have been on the run ever since the first incident occurred. But until they are captured this house behind me will remain unoccupied.”

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