Outrage builds after gang rapes, robberies on Detroit's west side

Search continues to find men responsible for attacks

DETROIT – The search effort continued Saturday night to find the group of men responsible for violent and coordinated attacks on Detroit's west side.

In the most recent attacks, young women were gang raped in front of the men they were with.

A woman was raped by six men Thursday at McNichols Road and Birwood Street. The couple was forced to undress and then robbed.

Half a mile away at McNichols Road and Sorrento Street, a woman was raped in front of a man she was with. The attack carried out shortly before midnight by four men.

A man who said he saw the first couple said at first he thought it was a domestic dispute.

Police released sketches Friday evening of the men sought. Investigators believe one man was involved in both attacks Thursday.

Police are also looking into a rape and robbery that happened July 11 near Pierson Street and West McNichols Road. Two men may have been involved in the attack, where a couple was robbed and a young woman was raped.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call police or Crimestoppers.

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