Detroit Police seek assistance in pair of carjackings
Detroit – Police seek assistance in identifying and locating four suspects in connection with two carjackings on the west side of the city.
Detroit Police are looking for four male suspects in connection with a 2011 stolen gold Chevy Equinox operating at a gas station on the 12700 block of W. 8 Mile Rd. A suspect wearing a camouflage jacket is said to have started his car around 9:20 p.m., according to a press release. At around 1:20 a.m., the other three suspects were seen exiting the vehicle after crashing into bushes in a parking lot on the 5800 block of Southfield Freeway Service Drive.
The suspects ran to the 18400 block of Ford Road. and allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old male victim and escaped in the victim’s Volkswagen Jetta in 2014, the press release said. At around 1:46 a.m., the suspects and the vehicle were observed at a gas station on Block 20800 on W. Seven Mile Rd.
When officers arrived, suspects took off at high speed, lost control of the vehicle and, according to reports in Clarita and Kentfield, knocked it into a light pole. The suspects fled on foot and a gun was recovered from the Jetta.
The suspects are described as being between 16 and 18 years old, according to the release.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit at (313) 596-2555 or 1- (800) SPEAK-UP.