PD: Lincoln Park rape suspect's tether curfew ended hour-long kidnapping, sex assaults

- Lincoln Park police need your help to track down two suspects wanted in a heinous crime.

Investigators say they kidnapped a woman at gunpoint and took turns raping her. The Detroit woman was in the Walgreen's parking lot when she was held at gunpoint and abducted by two men.

FOX 2 learned the only reason why this nightmare ended for this poor woman is that one of the suspects' tether required him to be home by 10 p.m.

"It's really sad to hear something like that happen especially in this neighborhood," said Joe Saad. "I've been here for a long time.

Joe Saad was working the counter at the Sunoco gas station on Southfield in Lincoln Park when the suspect in a security camera still photo shows him approaching the counter. 

He never suspected the guy who came in to buy cigarettes had a kidnapped woman in the car.

"He was acting normal I didn't expect anything from him," Saad said. "He just bought cigarettes and left."

Police say it started Wednesday night when the 22-year-old suspect and another man pulled a gun on a 23 -year-old woman outside the Walgreen's parking lot on Fort Street. Investigators say she did not know the men and that it appears to be a random crime.

They forced her into her car and for the next hour they would drive her around and take turns raping the woman.

During that time, they made a stop at the Sunoco for cigarettes the suspect caught clearly on surveillance but his partner in crime stayed in the car with the victim.

It eventually ended because the 19-year-old had to be home by 10 p.m. a requirement of his tether he was wearing at the time.

They abandoned the woman and her car somewhere in Lincoln Park. They took off running and we're told the victim drove to a nearby business on Southfield for help.

"Luckily we have good surveillance around our business and even the alley," Saad said. "I hope they find him,"

Police descriptions were:

Suspect No.1: Black male, 22 years of age, medium complexion,  5 feet 8 inches,  150 pounds
Last seen wearing a black hoodie under a blue jacket, jeans, black shoes with red trim.

Suspect No. 2: Black male, 19 years of age, dark complexion,   6 feet, 150 pounds.
He has hair described as `hanging braids` and was last seen wearing a tether, zippered dark blue jacket and black jeans.

Anyone with information should call the Lincoln Park police at (313) 381-1800.
 


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