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Police: Teen suspect in west Detroit carjacking turns himself in

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A suspect being sought in connection with the carjacking and attack of a woman he allegedly met through a dating app has turned himself in, Detroit police announced Friday.

The 15-year-old went to authorities on Tuesday, the day after police sought tips in the case, according to the department.

Police did not release further details on his status Wednesday night.

A 24-year-old woman had gone to 20400 block of Northlawn about 11 p.m. Dec. 2 to meet with a person she'd connected with on a dating app, investigators have said.

Police crime tape

She picked up the man and a second man and then drove to Margareta and Meyers, where she was asked to park her 2012 Chrysler 200. The first person, who sat in the front passenger seat, "punched the victim in her face one time, then pushed her face against the glass window," according to a news release.

The man then told a companion in the back seat to pull the woman out of the driver's seat. The man threw her to the ground, police said. As she ran away, the suspects tossed her purse out of the car and drove off.

Authorities recovered the Chrysler the next day.

They still are seeking the second suspect, who could be between 24 and 30.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Commercial Auto Theft Unit at (313) 596-2555. Crime Stoppers of Michigan accepts anonymous tips at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.