By CHARITY B. SMITH
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK — An woman was raped and robbed about 3 a.m. July 6 on Ann Street near the intersection of Outer Drive and the Southfield Freeway.
The victim was sleeping in her bedroom when the intruder entered through an unlocked window, police said. The woman woke, startled by the noise, to see an unknown man in her bedroom.
The man informed her that he had a weapon and threatened to kill her if she attempted to fight him off or call the police. He then proceeded to sexually assault her. Afterward, he took the small amount of cash from her wallet, which was inside her purse, and left.
The victim is said to be a teacher in her early to mid 30s. She lives with her fiancé, who was out of town when the incident occurred. Neighbors have indicated that it was very rare for the woman to have been home by herself.
Police are remaining quiet about the case and the ongoing investigation; however, residents have noticed an increase in their patrol coverage of the area involved.
The attacker was described as a white male in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build. He was said to reek of a strong cigarette odor.
Anyone who has any information on this case is asked to contact the Allen Park Police Department at 313-386-7800.
(Charity B. Smith can be reached at email@example.com.)