Search is on for men who robbed and raped couples along McNichols

Police are looking for a gang of men who've been robbing and raping people in Detroit.

Investigators say what is so disturbing about these instances is that none of the victims were alone when they were attacked.

And Detroiters are livid.

"It's beyond outrage, it's just flat-out pissed off," said Zeek of community group New Era Detroit. 

Take a good look at the police sketches of men police say took part in raping and robbing three couples on Detroit's west side.

A group of three to six men approached a man and woman walking on McNichols near Griggs at about 10 p.m. Thursday. They held them at gun point, robbed them of their clothes and raped the woman making her male friend watch.

It happened again to another man and woman less than two hours later in the 13000 block of McNichols near the Lodge freeway.

Detroiters like Shenika Cheney and Zeek are outraged

"These are people that are harming women, children and people," Zeek said. "This could be your momma, this could be your auntie, your sister. So that no talk stuff is out the window right now."

Police believe the same men responsible for the attacks on McNichols may have raped and robbed another couple in the 17100 block of Pierson that's near McNichols and Grand River.

"It's horrifying," said Sgt. Charles Fitzgerald of Detroit police. "You try to teach people to walk in pairs and in numbers. Then they do and the male victim has to watch that. It's terrible."

Police says they won't let up on the search until the rapists are off the street.

And the boys in blue are not the only ones they have to worry about.

"You are public enemy No. 1," Zeek said. "We are not going for that anymore in the community. We're not standing for that, we're coming to a point where we're sick and tired. We're sick and tired of being sick and tired.

"We are all looking for you."

Police say that the men involved in the attack in the 13000 block of McNichols fled on foot but were seen near a blue Ford sport utility vehicle. 

If you have any information, call Detroit police at (313) 596-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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