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2 women sought after Detroit carjacking

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Two women suspected of setting up two men for a carjacking on the city’s west side are being sought by police.

According to police, the male victims, ages 27 and 29, were approached by two women while at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn on Monday evening. The women and men exchanged phone numbers and met up around 11 p.m. to hang out, said Detroit Police Detective Dana Russell of the commercial auto theft section.

The four visited a coney island restaurant at Wyoming and Lyndon and later parked near Cloverdale and Intervale around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Russell said.

One of two women suspected of setting two men in a carjacking is shown on surveillance video from a coney island.

While the victims were sitting in their car with the women, three male suspects approached carrying baseball bats and attacked the men. The 27-year-old suffered a serious head injury and remained hospitalized Wednesday, Russell said.

The men stole the victim’s vehicle, a blue 2002 Saturn 4-door. They also took the men’s cellphones, cash and IDs.

The women, who were not harmed or robbed, then got in their own vehicle and left the victims behind, police said. Russell said the women may have set the men up in the carjacking.

“If it’s a robbery generally they rob everyone in the vehicle not let two leave and only rob the other two,” she said. “A red flag goes up.”

The second of two women suspected of setting two men in a carjacking is shown on surveillance video from a coney island.

The victims knocked on several doors seeking help before receiving assistance from police.

One of the victims told police that earlier in the night he noticed three men hanging out at a vacant house near where he was carjacked. That’s when the victims and the women left to get something to eat from the coney island. They later returned to park in the area.

“He felt like something was wrong, but he was so interested in these females that they just missed all of the red flags,” Russell said.

The women wanted for questioning are described to be 20-25 years old.

There is a $2,000 reward offered leading to an arrest and conviction in the carjacking. Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 242-HEAT or (313) 596-2555.

cwilliams@detroitnews.com

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