FBI assisting Ann Arbor police in investigation of 6 recent attacks on women
The FBI is assisting the Ann Arbor Police Department in the investigation into six recent attacks on women in Ann Arbor, including two rapes, FBI officials confirmed today.
FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold, a bureau spokeswoman in Detroit, said AAPD contacted the FBI for assistance, but she could not discuss specifics.
Six women walking alone have been attacked between July 15 and Tuesday. The most recent attack occurred in a parking lot in the 700 block of South State Street.
A 21-year-old University of Michigan student retrieved something from her car about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and then was grabbed from behind and fondled by a man, before breaking free, police said. It was the same block where one of two rapes occurred on July 18.
Police said one or two men are believed to be responsible.
Anyone with information on the attacks can call the Ann Arbor Police Department's confidential tip line at (734) 794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) SPEAK UP.
This map shows the location of the six assaults. Place your mouse over any location to see more information on the assault that occurred there.