Miami police looking for a rape suspect

Miami police released this sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault on Jan. 1.
Miami police released this sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault on Jan. 1.
Miami Police Department

Miami police on Wednesday will hand out fliers near the area where a man sexually assaulting a woman earlier this month.

According to police, the attack occurred on Jan. 1 as the victim was walking to work along Northwest 12 Avenue and 30th Street.

The man began to follow her. When she started to walk faster, the subject grabbed her purse and threw her on the ground in the open field underneath the MetroRail.

The victim attempted to scream for help, but the suspect held her down and began to punch her in the face.

He then took her clothes off and began to sexually assault her before running ran away.

Police will pass out fliers with a sketch of the suspect starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

They are looking for a white Hispanic male, about 35 to 40 years old, about 5’5 to 5’6 tall, weighing 180 pounds. He is described as having black hair and a light fuzz mustache.

He was last seen wearing a red shirt and dark basketball shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at (305) 603-6300 . Those with information that wish to remain anonymous can contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS (4877), visit and select “Give a Tip” or Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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