Gunman carjacks, abducts elderly women from Motor City Casino garage

Grand River & Motor City Casino
Motor City Casino. Photo by Steve Neavling

Two elderly women were carjacked and abducted after they were leaving the Motor City Casino near Detroit’s downtown on Thursday morning.

Police said a gunman forced the women into their PT Cruiser, which was parked in the casino’s parking garage, and demanded they drive away with him in the car at 5:30 a.m.   

The gunman eventually let the women out of the car and did not physically harm them before speeding off with the red PT Cruiser, with a license plate number, AEW 319.

Police are urging anyone with information to call them at 313-267-4600.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Billy Blake

    Update he has been caught. Police arrested him at his job. Did not say where he worked. I wonder if he worked at a chop shop

  • bebow

    This was an isolated incident. Crime happens everywhere. Let’s not overreact and allow the kidnapping and robbery of old women by an armed attacker in The Emerald City inform our plans. We may be surrounded on three sides and backed up against the river, but our swimming strokes are strong.

  • John Golembiewski

    At “5:30 A.M.” they were leaving?

    • Susan Lyons Robertson

      Hey, buddy, no respectable old lady lets a little thing like an all-nighter come between her and her slot machines! 🙂