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Police arrested two men in a 12-hour Detroit carjacking spree after a tip led them to a garage, where police said the suspects parked a stolen minivan and headed back to the scene of an earlier robbery and carjacking.
Two Detroit men, ages 21 and 26, were taken into custody Friday morning after they were spotted in one of the stolen cars.
The carjackings began Thursday when the suspects allegedly robbed a 45-year-old woman at 11:55 p.m. on the 4300 block of Leslie and took off in her 2008 Chevrolet Uplander, police said.
At 1:30 a.m. on Friday, police allege the men approached a 38-year-old man at a gas station on the 700 block of West Jefferson and demanded his money. The victim fled with his keys in his 2001 Pontiac Sunfire, which the suspects escaped in, police said.
About 45 minutes later, the two drove the Sunfire to the parking structure of Greektown Casino, where they assaulted a 48-year-old man. The suspects abandoned the Sunfire and allegedly took off with the man’s 2013 Chrysler Town & Country, police said.
Police received a tip from a caller who said the suspects returned to the parking structure at Greektown at 11 a.m. in the Town & Country. The suspects parked the minivan before walking to the gas station where the Sunfire was taken.
Detroit police arrested the suspects at the gas station.
“Thanks to a citizen’s tip, these individuals were apprehended within 12 hours,” Interim Police Chief Chester Logan said. “This is the perfect example of what must continue, teamwork, if we are going to win this battle against crime.”