Utilizing DNA and victim testimony, police have released a new sketch of the masked suspect accused of preying on women in Coral Gables and Miami.
In late August, police announced that they were focusing on a specific area. A pin map of 13 pins revealed that the crimes all took place within blocks of one another, some not more than a mile apart.
According to police, the suspect gains entry as the women lie asleep in their beds. In one incident, the victim woke up to find the suspect standing near her bed. The suspect took off running when the victim went to call police. In another incident, the victim was asleep on the sofa woke up to see the suspect standing near her.
In total, there have been 18 burglaries between Coral Gables, Miami and surrounding cities. Six of those 18 cases were in the north side of Coral Gables. There have been no new reports since May.
"The one good thing about not having any other cases is we have no new victims. And we like to see no new victims. It still makes our investigation a little bit difficult to find because we're working off old evidence. Maybe somebody will see this and say, 'Hey, I saw something," said Officer Kelly Denham with Coral Gables Police.
Police say the suspect leaves very little evidence behind and is always masked.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Coral Gables Police at (305) 442-1600, or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.