Teen accused of assaulting, carjacking woman in Detroit turns himself in, police say

Two suspects assaulted 24-year-old woman on Dec. 2

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DETROIT – Police said one of two people accused of assaulting and carjacking a woman in Detroit in December has turned himself in.

Detroit police said a 15-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, turned himself in on Dec. 29.

At about 11 p.m. on Dec. 2, a 24-year-old woman was reportedly carjacked and assaulted on Detroit’s west side.

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Police said the woman met one of the suspects on a dating app. The victim picked up the two people in the 20400 block of Northlawn Street and drove to the area of Margareta Avenue and Meyers Road, where she reportedly parked the vehicle.

One suspect in the front passenger seat punched the woman and then pushed her face against a glass window. The other suspect in the back seat opened the driver’s side door and pulled the woman out of her 2012 Chrysler 200. The suspects then threw the woman’s purse out of the window before taking off with her car, which was recovered the following day.

The second suspect is described as a Black man between the ages of 24 and 30 years old. Police say his name is possibly Jamar.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department Commercial Auto Theft Unit at 313-596-2555 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.

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