Man Sexually Battered Woman in Miami Beach Hotel: Police

Police searching for man who attacked woman inside South Beach hotel

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who sexually battered a woman vacationing from Switzerland inside her Miami Beach hotel.

The incident happened the early hours of Sept. 6 at the Hotel Breakwater South Beach at 940 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Police said Tuesday.

Calls for comment to the hotel Tuesday weren't immediately returned.

Police said the woman was walking to the hotel around 4:30 a.m. and was followed into the elevator by the suspect, who said he was going to the same floor.

As they exited the elevator, the suspect overpowered the woman and later sexually battered her, police said.

The suspect, who was captured in surveillance photos released by police, is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 230 pounds with a possible cursive letter tattoo on his upper left chest.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspect or the incident is asked to call the Miami Beach Police Department at 305-673-7901 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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