Woman sexually assaulted in Detroit after accepting ride

The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking help identifying and locating a suspect involved in a criminal sexual assault on the city's west side earlier this month. 

A 64-year-old woman was waiting for a bus near Grand River and Livernois around 2:40 p.m. on Oct. 12. That's when police say a man in a late model gray Nissan Sentra pulled up and asked her if she needed a ride. 

Police are looking for a suspect driving in his 40s or 50s driving a late model gray Nissan Sentra (4 Door).

The victim accepted and entered the vehicle. The suspect, described as being in his 40s or 50s, then told the victim he had a gun, assaulted her and sexually assaulted her, police said.

After hours of riding around, the suspect took money out of the victim's purse and threw it out the window, police said. The victim was allowed to leave the car in the area of Grand River and Oakman. 

She went to the hospital and was later released. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Sex Crimes unit at (313) 596-1950 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.