WASHINGTON - A D.C. resident who helped the victim of a savage rape and robbery incident is speaking out.
D.C. Police confirm that a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the horrific abduction and rape case this week was found in Prince George’s County – and they’re hoping it will help lead them to two suspects they describe as “extremely dangerous.”
Prince George’s County police alerted the public to the incident – and the suspects they are seeking – Monday night. They say the men abducted the woman at gunpoint outside of Naylor Metro Station in Temple Hills, Md. before driving around repeatedly raping and assaulting her.
On Wednesday night, Frank Spears of Southeast D.C. talked to FOX 5, relaying his story of the encounter with the victim.
“Just the sound of her crying, it was some of the worst things I’ve ever heard,” Spears said.
Spears and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone knocking furiously on their door early Monday morning.
“Someone banging with that much urgency, something had to be wrong,” he said.
The victim told police that two men had been driving her around in Prince George’s County and D.C. assaulting and raping her.
They finally pulled her out of the car in an alley behind Anacostia High School, and then she went door to door looking for help.
“She was really terrified and scared and she wanted somebody to help her because she was outside with no clothes on. You can’t be outside like that. So we let her in, and gave her some clothes and called the police – tried to calm her down because she was really terrified,” Spears said.
Both D.C. and Prince George’s County police are cooperating in an effort to find the suspects.
“We need to get them off the street as soon as possible,” a Prince George’s County official said.
They are looking for two black males – both between 18 and 23 years old. One is reportedly 5-foot-10, and the other is 6-foot.
The first suspect - seen in surveillance pictures - had a handgun, according to police, and was dressed all in black.
The second had a distinctive red Helly Hansen jacket and wore a ski mask.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for help in the arrest and conviction of the men.
If you have any information that might help police, call (301) 772-4908.