MPD Issues Warning About Rapes In Downtown Mobile

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UPDATE (3:37 p.m.) — The Mobile Police Department confirmed that two rapes have been reported.

In a press conference Monday, Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste says that an incident occurred over the weekend where the Child Advocacy Center and Sexual Assault Unit investigated a report of a possible rape that occurred in Downtown Mobile. Battiste says there was also an incident in October that fit a similar description of this weekend’s possible incident. He says it potentially fits the motive of one of the suspects, who may have used a similar way to lure young people. The incident in October also occurred in the downtown area.

Battiste recommends that young people should be careful about what you drink, who you associate with, and go out in groups. Be aware of your surroundings and make sure you have someone who will look out for you.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Police are warning the public about two men who could be trying to lure girls.

According to a Facebook post, detectives were downtown over the weekend telling people to be on the lookout for the two men.

One is a white male with blonde streaks in his hair, the other is a black male who is bald, the post says.

The post goes on to describe the men as between 20-30 years of age. The men are allegedly telling girls they are in the military in an attempt to lure them away and rape them.

It is not known yet if there have been any assault victims.

The Mobile Police Department will release more information during a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Stay tuned to News 5 for more details.

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