Police on a routine foot patrol found a 19-yearold woman encircled by African
migrants who had sexually assaulted and robbed her, a law enforcement
spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
“We believe she has been raped by one of the
suspects as well,” the Tel Aviv Police spokeswoman added.
spotted Eritrean and Sudanese men surrounding the Bat Yam woman in a parking lot
on Sharon Street in south Tel Aviv. She had been on her way home from a night
club. Approaching the group, police saw that the men were sexually assaulting
her, the spokeswoman said.
Police arrested four suspects; two others
managed to flee.
“We suspect that they also robbed her,” the spokeswoman
All four of those arrested are in their 20s. They were due to
appear in the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court for a remand hearing.
incident comes on the heels of another rape case in central Tel Aviv, and has
led to concern among members of the public over their safety late at night.