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'Large group of men' attacking pedestrians in Wayne

WAYNE, Mich. – Wayne police are searching for what they describe as a "large group of men" carrying out violent attacks on innocent people.

There were two attacks on Sunday, and two more on Wednesday. Both men and women, young and old, have been victims of the group apparently wandering around Wayne looking for people to rob.

All four attacks have happened in areas with little to no crime: Attwood Park and  the Westwick Square Cooperative.  Police say the assailants haven't used guns. Instead, this group of between three and six men approaches from behind and pummels their victims until they give up their wallets or purses.

They're described as black, between the ages of 18-20, and driving a silver car. Possibly a Chevy Cavalier or Cobalt.  They strike just as dusk turns to dark.

"I want people to be vigilant and  to be aware of their surroundings," said Wayne Police Chief Alan Maciag. 

Police are moving around patrols in an attempt to catch this group. Maciag recommends that you keep your cellphone handy and avoid walking alone.

If you have information on these assailants, please call the Wayne Police at 734-721-1414.


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