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Police Release Sketch of Suspect Wanted in Armed Sex Battery in Miami Gardens

The suspect was armed with a sharp weapon, possibly a knife, police said

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Police are searching for a suspect behind an armed sexual battery in Miami Gardens.

Miami Gardens Police on Thursday released a sketch of the suspect wanted in the incident, which happened around 8:30 p.m. on June 9 in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 183rd Street.

The suspect forcefully grabbed the victim from behind, and placed a sharp object on her back, possibly a knife, police said. He dragged her into a nearby parking lot and threatened to kill her if she didn't do what he said.

After the suspect forced the victim to perform sex acts on him, he pulled his pants up, told her to "be safe," and took off running westbound on NW 183rd.

Police described the suspect as being between 20 and 25, around 5-foot-5 with a slim build, clean-shaven, with short unkempt hair.

He was wearing a black "RIP" shirt, dark jeans, red dress shoes, and was carrying a black bookbag, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami Gardens Police at 305-474-6473.

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