Man Accused of Raping, Robbing Woman at Knifepoint

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    Philadelphia Police have arrested a man accused of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn talks to a woman who says she briefly spoke with the suspect a day before his arrest.

    Police have identified a man accused of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint inside a vacant home in the Roxborough section of the city.

    Edward Kappe, 46, was arrested on Saturday and charged with rape, aggravated assault, theft and other related offenses.

    A woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 she first spotted Kappe on Friday outside of a vacant home on the 400 block of Seville Street.

    "He was here Friday afternoon," the woman said. "He was looking at the house. He asked me if anyone lived there and I told him it was for sale."

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    Investigators say Kappe then broke into the home and then lured a 32-year-old woman to the house on Saturday, shortly before noon.

    When the woman arrived, police say Kappe held her at knifepoint, stole her keys and wallet and then raped her.

    Police say the woman immediately reported the assault. Kappe was then found and arrested that same day shortly after 1 p.m.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.