Detroit police searching for two men attacking girls on city's west side

DETROIT – Police have been searching for two men who have been attacking girls in separate situations on the city's west side.

Last week, four attempted abductions started in the area of W. Chicago Street and Evergreen Road. The first one took place on May 13. The attacker apparently tried to grab the same girl again the next day near Westwood Street and Joy Road. He also appears to have attacked another girl that day. A fourth attack was reported on May 15 near Westwood and Chicago.

"Certainly this is a troubling pattern and we want to bring him into custody sooner than later," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Right after Craig put out an alert on Tuesday about those abductions, a 13-year-old girl was attacked on the west side. Police say the girl was dragged into an ally near Livernois Avenue and Courtland Street and raped by a man in a mask.

Sources say the incidents do not appear to be connected, which means Detroit Police are currently on the hunt for two predators.

The man involved in the four attempted abduction cases is described as black man between the ages of 30-40. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has a black goatee. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket and blue jeans. Witnesses report he has a scar on his cheek and drives a black Ford Focus with dark rims.

The black Ford Focus was last seen at 6 Mile Road and Telegraph Road.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the incidents. Anyone with information on either situation is asked to call Detroit police.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com for new information as this story develops.

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