Men abducted two women off streets in Northeast D.C. and the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest D.C. and sexually assaulted them last week in two separate incidents, police said.
In the first case, three men abducted a woman who was walking at Montana and Saratoga avenues NE about 8 a.m. Thursday, investigators said. The men forced the woman into an SUV.
"Two gentleman engaged the survivor in conversation, eventually grabbed her off the street and took her to an undisclosed location, where for several days she was sexually assaulted," Lt. John Haines of the Metropolitan Police Department said.
She managed to escape and call 911.
Three days later, about midnight Sunday, two men grabbed a woman on the 600 block of T Street NW, near The Howard Theatre, and forced her into an SUV, police said.
The men sexually assaulted the woman and then let her go, Haines said.
Police said they do not believe the two cases are connected.
Police released descriptions of the three men wanted in connection to the crime in Northeast D.C. The first is described as a Hispanic man, light complexion, about 38 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He has dark hair and a tattoo of a motorcycle with flames and the words, “Die, Die,” on his neck.
The second person is described as a black man, dark complexion, about 38 years old and 6 feet tall, with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He has a tattoo on his right wrist that reads, “Wizzy Gang," police said.
The third person sought by police is a black man, light complexion and about 22 years old. He has a tattoo of a skull with the words, “Murder Gang.”
Abductions of strangers are rare, Haines said.
Anyone with information on the abductions and sexual assaults is asked to call police.