A man has been arrested in connection with the assault, rape and robbery of a woman at Skøyen in Oslo last weekend, police said.
The arrest was made on Sunday evening after the police were notified that a person matching the description given by the victim had been observed, the newspaper Nettavisen writes.
I can confirm that a suspected man in his 30s was arrested around 19.00 in connection with the rape case at Skøyen last weekend, police lawyer John Furunes the Oslo police said.
The incident took place on Saturday May 7 and the woman had first arrived by cab and then she got off at Statoil petrol station at Skøyen clock 22.39 in the evening. From the gas station the woman went on a gravel trail that goes up to Nedre Silkestrå. Soon after she began walking up the trail, a man came from behind and attacked her. She was then raped and afterwards robbed of her handbag.
The accused will be produced for remand on Wednesday.
The suspect is a convicted Romanian who was sent out of the country last summer.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today