Crime

Woman napping on beach wakes up to two men robbing and choking her, police say

Nesly Guerrier, 30, pictured in an old mugshot, is accused of robbing and attempting to sexually assault a woman in Miami Beach early Monday morning.
Nesly Guerrier, 30, pictured in an old mugshot, is accused of robbing and attempting to sexually assault a woman in Miami Beach early Monday morning.

A woman was robbed, attacked and almost raped in Miami Beach after she fell asleep on the sand for a few minutes, police said.

The woman, who took a nap on the 2100 block of the beach around 4:30 a.m. Monday, said she had been sleeping for five minutes when she woke up to two men standing over her, a Miami Beach police report said. The men, later identified as Nesly Guerrier, 30, and Joseph Lucien Oliver, 20, began to choke her and demand her belongings.

“Don't talk, don't yell, don't scream, I have a gun,” Guerrier told her, according to the report. He also asked where her phone, wallet and jewelry were, threatening, “I'm going to kill you.”

When the woman began to fight back, they punched her and took her car keys, some jewelry and her iPhone 7. They also began to forcibly take her clothes off and threatened to sexually assault her, as the woman begged them to let her go, the report said. Guerrier held her down as Oliver took off his shorts and pushed himself against her, but stopped before making “full sexual contact,” according to the report.

They punched her again, drawing blood, before they ran away, according to the report.

The woman grabbed her clothes and ran back to her car, where she found a security guard who called the police, the report said. Oliver was found and arrested in the 900 block of Lincoln Road as he was trying to get an Uber, and confessed to the police after he was taken to the station.

Guerrier was found later that day at the address that Oliver had tried to order an Uber to get to, and told police that he was drunk but left Oliver and the woman because they were trying to have sex. He told police that Oliver was his cousin and that the woman had been asking them for drugs.

Oliver and Guerrier were each charged with false imprisonment, armed robbery and attempted sexual battery and are being held without bond, police records showed. Guerrier also had an immigration hold, according to records.

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