Police Capture 17-year-old in Alleged Robbery and Rape of Woman
Police arrested a seventeen-year-old on Thursday, believed to be one of the robbery and rape suspects, who was seen tied and bound with ropes in a recent video as a group of vigilantes beat and questioned them.
The teenager was captured when he showed up at the hospital to receive medical attention for the injuries he sustained during the beating after his alleged act.
The young man along with his accomplices is believed to be responsible for the robbery and rape of a woman.
The woman was walking along Mackey Street around 5 am on Wednesday, when three young men armed with a gun, accosted and robbed her of cash and personal items, and are said to have sexually assaulted her behind a vacant building.
A group was believed to have captured the men where they are seen in the thirty-seven-second video bound with a green rope up to their necks and bleeding as they try to cast blame on one another.
One of the vigilantes in the video is heard asking, “Which one of you’ll run up on this woman?”
The captured male in a green shirt, finger points at his accomplice he called ‘Jerry,’ saying, “He run up on ‘Blood’ old lady…pull the gun on the woman and take her phone, carry the phone to ‘Deebo’ and run back and she run[s] in the middle of the road and start[s] screaming Jesus.
“She dropped and he dragged her through the cut,” the young man said as he recounted their actions.
While police have captured one of the young men, they say they are looking for the others involved in the attack of the woman.