Woman assaulted during west Detroit home invasion

Men break into home, assault woman, steal her TV, SUV; police searching for suspects, stolen vehicle

By Shawn Ley - Reporter

DETROIT - Hours after the attack Detroit police were still at the home at Grandmont and Whitlock avenues on the city's west side.

It's a street plagued by beak-ins, but none as brutal as the one that took place early Tuesday morning inside a well-cared-for home. Police sources tell Local 4 three men broke into the home at 3 a.m. They used duct tape to tie up the 40-year-old woman who lives there.

They physically assaulted her and sexually assaulted her before stealing her TV and her Infiniti SUV. The vehicle is cream in color. Police are searching for it. It has Michigan license plate CEF-9963.

The woman now is in a hospital.

"I'm worried about my daughter," said the woman's mother.

The mother says she has two concerns right now: her daughter's health and safety and for police to catch the men.

"I really want them to be able to catch these people," she said.

Police went door-to-door asking neighbors what they saw and what they heard. Several neighbors were able to give police descriptions of the men.

Local 4 cameras were rolling as investigators took evidence out of the home. Three neighbors say in the past they have been robbed, too.

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