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 Western Division police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the rape of a 54-year-old woman from Diego Martin, which occurred in St James yesterday morning. 

The incident took place at about 1 a.m., at the corner of Mucurapo Road and Mucurapo Link Road, St James. 

The woman told police she was walking towards the Western Main Road to flag down a taxi. However,  she observed a man who she thought was homeless. 

She told police the individual was about six-feet tall, covered in dirt and filth, had short, dark, unkempt hair, and a strong odour. 

The woman attemp­ted to avoid the man and began to walk faster. 

However, upon reaching near the gas station on Mucurapo Road, she felt a sharp object pressed against her back. 

The victim said she was instructed by her attacker to go behind the gas station. Her attacker then robbed her of a quantity of jewelry, worth more than $4,000, before he sexually assaulted her. 

He left the woman and escaped on foot. 

The woman made her way to the St James Police Station where she made a report. 

She was then transferred to the St James Me­dical Complex where she was medically examined. 

PC Kendell Bernard is continuing investigations.

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