By Joanna Gaitanoglou
Jackson police are investigating a home invasion and kidnapping. Two people were taken from their home, police say one of them was raped.
At about 12:35 Tuesday morning, Jackson Police officers responded to a call for help at 373 Barnes Street. A woman reported that three individuals had broke into her home.
"Three black males came through the back window," said Jackson Police spokesman Robert Graham. "From that point they apparently kidnapped a 15-year-old male and a 22-year-old female."
Graham says the individuals used the woman's gold Honda Accord to transport the kidnapping victims to an area near Medgar Evers Boulevard.
"They made the male get out of the vehicle and tied him to a pole. The individuals raped the female," said Graham. "They then put both of them back in the vehicle and drove them to Francis Street which is in precinct four and put both of them out of the vehicle."
Graham says the woman's husband spotted her Accord early Tuesday and tried to follow it. At 12:30 in the afternoon, police found the Honda near Warner and Edwards Streets. Graham adds that investigators have collected possible evidence from the car and from the neighborhood where the break-in occurred.
Derek Graham and his family found three bicycles at 379 Barnes Street, the home they've been trying to move in to, next to the victim's home.
"We came this morning, and these bikes were right here, and they said something happened next door," said Derek Graham, no relation to Robert Graham. "Apparently these must be theirs."
"They may have been a mode of transportation, and that give detectives reason to believe we're dealing with very young black males. That's really all the information we have," said Robert Graham.
Detectives are hoping to have more information and a suspect description very soon.
Robert Graham says the three individuals they're looking for reportedly came to the victim's front door just before midnight last night, asking to use the phone. He says the woman did allow them to do so, and they left....before returning.