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Man accused of trying to rape female joggers at gunpoint

 
 
The suspect is a clean-shaven male in his 20s, about six-feet tall.
The suspect is a clean-shaven male in his 20s, about six-feet tall.
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Police are looking for a suspect -- who has bite marks on his hands -- is a clean-shaven male in his 20s, about six-feet tall. Women told police he had dark, spiky hair and moles along the side of his face.

Police said on Saturday that the armed man has been preying on women jogging at night on West McNab Road near Tam O'Shanter Boulevard along the Hamptons Boulevard and Avon Lane corridor near Tamarac.

In two separate cases -- one on Wednesday and another on April 29 -- the man approached the women, who were jogging, showed them a gun, shouted orders in Spanish, and tried to drag them into bushes or a tree line.

“The women fought back and were able to escape,” said a Broward Sheriff's Office press release. “One victim hit the man's face, and the other bit his hands.”

Detectives from BSO's Office Violent Crimes Unit are asking the public for help.

Anyone with information should contact BSO Det. Zachary Scott at 954-321-4200 or Crime Stoppers of Broward County at 954-493-8477. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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