Detroit police search for suspects in west side home invasion and sexual assault

Posted at 5:52 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 17:52:44-04

Detroit Police are investigating a home invasion and sexual assault.

Neighbors are concerned about how the men may have gotten inside the home.

Detroit Police Asst. Chief Arnold Williams said, “They did push the air conditioning unit out to gain entry.”

A woman came home and was startled by two men wearing masks.

This happened on Northlawn Street near the corner of Fenkell on the city’s west side Sunday at around 1:00 a.m.

It’s unclear how long the suspects were inside. Police tell us one of the men sexually assaulted the woman.

Both stole her identification and debit cards, then ran out.

Neighbors said it’s a quiet neighborhood and they are concerned if their homes could be broken into as well.

Police say they are just a phone call away from inspecting your home to see how secure it is.

“Each precinct in the city of Detroit has neighborhood police officers. Those neighborhood police officers will come out and do a security assessment,” Williams explained. “They will look at it and they will say these are some of the things you need to do to prevent or to help harden your house to make sure nobody can break in to it.”

Police do not believe this incident is linked to other home invasions or sexual assaults.

Unfortunately, they have only a vague description of the suspects.

“At this time we are still investigating, we do have some leads. Evidence was recovered.”

If you have any information call Detroit Police.