POLICE: Mom, 12-year-old daughter rescued after kidnapped and taken hostage

(WXYZ) - Police say a 45-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter have been rescued after being kidnapped in Detroit and held hostage for hours.

The two were taken Thursday evening at the Marathon on Livernois and Courtland after the mother had left the store and had gotten back into her car.

Their attacker pointed a gun at the two and ordered them to get in the back of the car.

The sister called police around 6:30 p.m. saying she believed her sister and niece were in danger.

The victim called her sister, sounding scared and told her to bring $200 to the Foodland Store parking lot in Ferndale.

Before arriving with the money, the victim's sister received another call changing the location to Livernois and Davidson in Detroit.

According to a press release, the victim's sister was told to follow the suspect's car to a remote area, get out of the car and give her sister the money, which she did.

After the money was exchanged, the suspect drove away quickly with the victim and her daughter in the car.

At some point in the night the mother was raped. According to police, the attacker was repeatedly smoking crack.

A short while later, the victim again called her sister with a new Detroit location and another demand for money.
Using the victim's cell phone GPS, Ferndale Police found the suspect's vehicle, and notified both Detroit and Michigan State Police officers.

Authorities rescued the victim and her daughter in their car in the area of Chalmers and Harper on Detroit's east side. The suspect fled on foot but was found hiding in a basement on Phillip street.

During the kidnapping, the suspect forced the victim to cooperate by holding her daughter hostage.

Police told 7 Action News while the he was holding the daughter hostage, he made the victim run errands for him.
At one point the suspect carjacked another vehicle.

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