Detroit police are on the lookout for two suspects accused of robbing and fondling a 77-year-old woman on the city’s west side.
Neighbors who live along Huntington Road say they can’t believe something like this happened in their area, and they are stunned.
"It’s a shock it definitely is," said long-time resident Anna Rankin.
She's lived in the area for 40 years.
It was just after midnight when police say two people tackled a 52-year-old woman on the 17,000 block of Huntington while she was taking out the trash.
"I’m definitely concerned now, and I will definitely watch out my surroundings," Rankin said.
Neighbors who live along Huntington say it’s a peaceful area.
"I’ve never had a problem on our block," Rankin said. "It’s very quiet."
Detroit police say after the woman was forced into her house, one of the suspects pointed a weapon at her demanding cash. There were two other women inside the home at the time, one 77 years old.
Officers say the suspect took the 77-year-old woman upstairs and allegedly fondled her.
"It makes me very concerned," Rankin said. "I’ve never had a problem on this street, never."
Detroit police are looking for two suspects. One a black female with a small build who appears to be in her 20s wearing black pants and tan timberland boots. The other suspect is a black male roughly 6 foot, wearing a dark colored coat, dark colored pants and armed with a weapon.
Neighbors say they will be more on alert.
"My son always tells me to look around, which I think everybody is just honest so I never think about it," Rankin said.
Police say the suspects managed to get away with a purse and two vehicles – a white 2007 Kia Rondo and a 1995 green Ford escort.
If you have any information you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP, or the Detroit Police Department.