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Police say two men in an “older white minivan” kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman in Southeast on Wednesday morning.
In a release, the Metropolitan Police Department alleges that the pair forced the victim into a vehicle “with unknown tags and tint in the rear area” around 10 a.m. that day, on the 4500 block of Benning Road SE. That street is located steps from the Benning Road Metro station and a few blocks from Plummer Elementary School. Then, police say, the suspects took the woman to the 1100 block of 46th Place SE—about a five-minute drive—where they sexually assaulted her. The men had a gun, MPD explains.
Per D.C. police: “Suspect one is described as a black male, 6’6’’ tall, medium complexion, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, Timberland boots, black ski mask and armed with a handgun. Suspect two is described as a black male, 6’6’’ tall, dark complexion, wearing a black jacket, black sweatpants, black Nike boots, and black ski mask.”
Anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect responsible for an assault in the District can receive an award of up to $1,000, the department notes.