SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Police are investigating two carjackings in which both victims were forced to strip their clothes off before the suspect sped away in their luxury vehicles.
The most recent incident happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 20000 block of Westland, near 8 Mile and Evergreen roads in Southfield.
The 30-year-old victim told police he was driving a black Porsche Cayenne SUV home from work when a dark-colored Chrysler pulled behind him. The vehicle had a blue flashing light on the dashboard and the victim believed it was a police car, so he pulled over and the vehicle stopped alongside him.
The front passenger allegedly pointed a shotgun at the victim as he and two other suspects got out of the car. The armed suspect then ordered the victim to get out of his car and take off his pants and shoes. The suspects then sped off in the victim’s vehicle, along with his pants and shoes.
The Chrysler was driven by a fourth suspect who never got out of the vehicle, according to police. Both vehicles left the scene eastbound on Westland, driving toward Evergreen Road.
All of the suspects are described as black males between the ages of 18 and 24. The armed suspect had light skin, short hair and no facial hair; he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. There is no further description available of the other suspects.
Police are still searching for the stolen SUV, which has a Michigan license plate DQH 5989. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 248-796-5500.
A similar incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in Detroit, near Gratiot Avenue and East McNichols.
The victim was reportedly approaching a yield sign in his Mercedes, when a van stopped in front of his vehicle. A passenger in the van jumped out and held the victim at gunpoint, forcing him to take off his clothes before fleeing the scene in his car, according to reports. The vehicle was later recovered just a few blocks away, crashed into a utility pole.
At this point, police aren’t sure if the two incidents are related. An investigation is ongoing.