Carjackers sexually assault victim before stealing her car - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Carjackers sexually assault victim before stealing her car

(Source: MPD) (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A woman was carjacked and sexually assaulted in the parking lot of her apartment complex, according to Memphis Police Department.

Officers are trying to find two men who used a gun to intimidate, assault, and rob a young woman Monday morning.

The crime happened around 3:30 a.m. at Abbington Apartments.

The victim said she was sitting in her car when a man opened her car door and pointed a gun at her. She fell down while getting out of the car; that's when the suspect sexually assaulted her.

While that was happening, a second man got into the victim's car. The pair grabbed the victim's cellphone, got into her 2005 Chevrolet Impala, and drove off.

Parents who live in the complex said the attack makes them scared for their safety and those around them.

"It makes my heart flutter. It's frightening, you know," one mother, who lives at the apartments and did not want to be identified, said. "So many things have happened here. This is not the first time someone tried to sexually assault someone."

In 2014, there were five women that were reportedly raped at the apartment complex in separate incidents. A lawsuit was even filed against the owners of the complex during the time of the assaults.

"You have to be aware of your surroundings and cautious of where you live," the mother said.

The mother at the apartments said she wished there was a full-time security guard at the complex and admits, as a single mother, she worries about the safety of her and her child.

Police are now trying to track the suspects down. If you see an Impala with license plate TN 6F1-0V2 that is missing the driver side mirror and all four hubcaps, please call MPD immediately.

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