Police Search for Masked Sex Assault Suspect in Coral Gables

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    Coral Gables Police Department
    Sketch of a person of interest in a sexual assault case in Coral Gables on 6/2/14.

    Coral Gables Police are searching for a masked man who broke into a woman's home and sexually assaulted her Monday.

     

    Police Search for Masked Sex Assault Suspect in Coral Gables

    [MI] Police Search for Masked Sex Assault Suspect in Coral Gables
    NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the latest details on a masked sex assault suspect search in Coral Gables. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Menores Avenue when the man, who was wearing a ski mask, entered the home and assaulted the woman.

    A neighbor told NBC 6 the suspect entered the first floor apartment through a window.

    Coral Gables Police Searching for Sexual Assault Suspect

    [MI] Coral Gables Police Searching for Sexual Assault Suspect
    NBC 6's Steve Litz has details on the search for a sexual assault suspect in Coral Gables. (Published Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014)

    "She left a window unlocked," said Officer Kelly Denhma of Coral Gables Police. "The subject crawled through the window, accessed her apartment through the window, and sexually assaulted her in the bedroom. He then fled through the front door on foot and told her not to call police."

    The suspect fled the residence after the alleged assault.

    Coral Gables Police released a sketch of a person of interest in the case who was seen in the area on an earlier date. A witness who saw the person of interest helped police craft the sketch released Tuesday.

    Police described the suspect as an unshaven man between the ages of 25 and 30 with brown hair, brown eyes and a medium build. Coral Gables Police are canvassing the neighborhood and handing out flyers alerting residents of the assault.

    "They informed us about what happened, that there was a break-in," said neighbor David Quinones. "They did not say anything more than that. We just gave them information about people who have been peeping and kind of prowling around."

    Police are asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

    Anyone with information about the sexual assault, or the person of interest, is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.