REVEALED: Suspects believed be part of gang that forced the male to watch as his female companion was gang raped
These are some of the suspects believed be part of a gang of men who allegedly attacked at least two couples walking down a street, forcing the male to watch as his female companion was gang raped.
A 22-year-old man and his 21-year-old girlfriend were walking along McNichols Road near Birwood Street in Detroit on Thursday around 11.30pm when a group of three to six men approached them in the well-lit area, WWJ reported.
The couple was allegedly forced behind a nearby business, where the six men robbed and stripped them of their clothes.
Police say the violent men took turns sexually assaulting the woman and when the attack ended, the victims ran nude to a nearby liquor store for help.
Another couple was attacked just a few hours later at 2:40am when a 21-year-old man and his 19-year-old girlfriend were walking in the area of McNichols Road and Pierson Street.
Four men ordered them to the ground and then took took turns sexually assaulting the woman, forcing her boyfriend to watch, WWJ reported.
The suspects robbed the couple after the attack and ordered them to run away from the scene.
“It's horrifying,' Sgt. Charles Fitzgerald of Detroit police told WJBK. “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.”
Authorities believe the two shocking incidents are connected and have released sketches of three of the suspects.