Black gang targeted white college students for rape and robbery.
The “dangerous crew” of five people who allegedly broke into a Veto Street NW home early Monday, carrying out a brutal robbery and assault on college students, likely knew exactly what property they wanted to steal.
That’s because they had seen some of it hours earlier.
Grand Rapids police say the suspects attended a party thrown by the college students Sunday night, then came back at 4 a.m. to carry out their criminal plan.
Police talked about that plan today as they announced the arrests of four young men, including a 14-year-old, for the troubling robbery and assault. Police are still looking for a 19-year-old in connection with the case.
Male college students who were sleeping at the home were pistol-whipped and then tied up while a female was sexually assaulted.
Grand Rapids police Capt. Jeff Hertel said several detectives and investigators worked many hours on tips that rolled in from neighbors and even other party-goers about the case.