Toy gun rapists nabbed

The 20 and 23-year-old men had allegedly held up two women before raping them.

FILE: It’s since emerged their weapons were toy guns. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have arrested two suspected rapists after they were locked in a room by their alleged victims.

The 20 and 23-year-old men had allegedly held up two women at gun-point before raping them in an open veld in Honeydew.

It's since emerged their weapons were toy guns.

The police's Daniel Mavimbela says the women were later held at house belonging to one of them before making their escape when the suspects fell asleep.

"The women managed to retrieve the door key from one of the suspect's pockets, they opened and locked the sleeping suspect inside the room. The police were alerted on arrival, they found the suspect still trapped in the room."