Detroit PD arrest 1 in rape of women, search for 3 more

Police say one man is in custody for the robbery and sexual assault of two women who were walking home from a Detroit liquor store. However, police say there are three more men they're trying to track down.

The two victims say they were pulled into a vacant home on Strathmoor on Detroit's west side but they're not hiding. They wanted to talk about what happened to them in hopes it doesn't happen to someone else.

"They took our pride, they took our joy last night. They took everything. Our life flashed before us. I thought were dead," according to one of the victims.

The two victims described the moment they noticed four men honing in on them as terrifying, especially when they noticed one of them had a gun.

"He kept saying, don't run. Don't run don't run, if she runs, we kill her."

Choosing not to be identified, the victims, a 23-year-old woman and her 32-year-old cousin, said they were just walking home from the liquor store just before 11:00 P.M. Wednesday. That was when they saw the men lurking around a vacant house.

The four men grabbed the two women, pulled them behind this house where they repeatedly assaulted and raped them.

"Every time we didn't do what they said we had to do, they ask him, let me see the gun bro, let me see the gun she's not doing this."

The four men, wearing dark-colored hoodies, kept their faces covered. All the women could see was their eyes.

"It seemed like it took forever, and then when they left, they said you all better wait five minutes before you leave because we are some killers."

The attackers also took their purses and cell phones. The women said they were left feeling angry, humiliated, and embarrased."

The suspects are described as black men, in their 20's, all between 5'7" and 5'9". While they didn't know what the men looked like, they had a warning for them.

"I don't know none of your faces, but I know all of your voices."

One suspect has been caught, but the rest are still out there.

"It's degrading, it's not fair, and the way the streets are now, they're gonna get pulled in the back and get the same thing done to them. And that's how I feel."

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories