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Miami-Dade police search for man who robbed, abducted woman at MDC Kendall Campus

Miami-Dade Police released a sketch of a man who detectives say forced a young woman at Miami-Dade College's Kendall campus to drive him to an ATM, withdraw money from her account and then drop him off.
Miami-Dade Police released a sketch of a man who detectives say forced a young woman at Miami-Dade College's Kendall campus to drive him to an ATM, withdraw money from her account and then drop him off. Miami-Dade Police

Miami-Dade Police on Wednesday released a sketch of a man who detectives say forced a young woman at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus to drive him to an ATM, withdraw money from her account and then drop him off.

Police said Samantha Valdes, 19, was in Parking Garage L at the school, 11011 SW 104th St., at about 10:30 a.m. April 28 when she was approached by the man.

According to detectives, the man got in her car and forced her at gunpoint to drive to a nearby bank to withdraw money.

“She was able to get a good look at him,” Miami-Dade Det. Romelio Martinez said. “We need the community’s help in identifying and locating this individual.

The man, believed to be between 5-2 and 5-4 and 125 pounds, had a full beard and was wearing a green and orange baseball cap, a beige long-sleeve U.S. Army desert camouflage shirt with faded black cargo pants and a black backpack.

In a statement, Miami Dade College spokesman Juan Mendieta said an alert email was sent to the campus the following day.

“Given the high volume of students and activities at MDC, the college has very safe campuses,’’ he wrote. “The incident in question is part of an ongoing investigation and there is not much on which we can comment. The reported incident appears to be a very isolated occurrence.’’

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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