Austrian police have caught a man who is suspected of raping and robbing a 92-year-old woman in Vienna. The 23-year-old Algerian is now in custody in Linz due to other crimes committed.
The police discovered that a man was responsible for the brutal attack on an elderly woman in Vienna after comparing DNA traces from the scene of the crime with the genetic profile of one detained in Upper Austria, writes the Kurier portal.
The incident in the Austrian capital took place on October 11 around six o’clock in the evening. The perpetrator was supposed to break into the nursing home and head to the room of a 92-year-old woman. He first tied her to the bed and then was supposed to rape her.
He then searched the room to collect all the valuables. The person in question even tore off the jewelry and took the wristwatch. “The injured senior woman was found by a nurse who alerted the emergency services and the police,” the portal OE24 reported. Paramedics then took the woman to hospital.
Austrian criminal investigators immediately began to deal with the case. They evaluated CCTV footage, interviewed several witnesses and also secured evidence at the scene. The perpetrator left behind not only fingerprints, but also genetic material.
The DNA matched the profile of the detained 23-year-old Algerian, who is in custody in Linz on suspicion of stealing cars and shops. Investigators found a large number of stolen items and electronics at the person’s residence. Among other things, they discovered the valuables of the raped woman. She got it all back.
The person in question confessed to the crime. “How many crimes the man is guilty of is still under investigation,” Vienna police spokesman Matthias Schuster said. If convicted, the suspect faces punishment and probably deportation to neighboring Slovenia. It was there that the Algerian applied for asylum in the European Union (EU).
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