Detroit police say suspects allegedly robbed home, fondled 77-year-old inside

Posted at 9:20 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 22:12:26-05

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.