Police have taken two men into custody for questioning in connection with the robbery and rape of a woman in Calibishie.

While confirming this on Saturday, the police said they could not release the identities of the men because of the nature of the case.

They have indicated that the two are from the north eastern part of Dominica.

However sources close to the matter have told Dominica News Online that the suspects are from the village of Wesley.

One of the two was reported to have been arrested in the company of his girlfriend who is from Calibishie.

The bus one of the suspects was driving was also seized, DNO has been informed.

The victim, an American living in Dominica for the past nine years, was reportedly beaten with a cutlass and robbed at gunpoint.

She was also reportedly raped.

DNO will continue following this story and will publish information as soon as it becomes available.