Police in Detroit are searching for men who allegedly robbed two young couples at gunpoint in separate attacks two hours apart and gang-raped the women while forcing the male victims to watch. The men reportedly forced the couple behind a nearby business where they were robbed and stripped of their clothes.
“It’s horrifying”, police Deputy Chief Charles Fitzgerald told reporters Friday.
Police said when the rapists fled, they also took the couples’ clothing.
Detroit Police Department A sketch of one of the six suspects that dragged a man and a woman behind the back of a Detroit building, before stripping and robbing them. Cassandra Lewis told the Associated Press.
Suspect one in Thursday’s incidents was described as a 5-foot, 8-inch-tall male in his early 20s, with a medium complexion, mustache and goatee.
“One of the suspects produced a gun, pointed it at both victims and advised them to go to an alley”.
“The male victim was forced to watch the female victim get sexually assaulted”.
Four men ordered them to the ground and then took took turns sexually assaulting the woman, forcing her boyfriend to watch, WWJ reported.
Police said the attackers might have been spotted near a blue Ford-model auto before or after the assaults.
Just hours later, at 2:40 a.m. Friday, another couple was attacked.
According to investigators, the rapes might be connected to a third incident on July 11 in which two armed men robbed a couple and raped the woman.
Meanwhile, people from the area are terrified of the recent attacks with even the police officials asking people to avoid staying out late and in general to be cautious. After the attack was over, the nude victims ran to a nearby liquor store for help.
‘You are public enemy No. 1, ‘ Zeek of community group New Era Detroit told WJBK.
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