Police Searching for Man Who Sexually Assaulted 80-Year-Old Woman in Miami

Surveillance footage shows suspect near the scene at the time of the assault, police said

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Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted an 80-year-old woman in Miami.

The incident happened early Sunday in the 3700 block of Northwest 1st Street.

The victim told police she was in the area when the suspect approached her from behind, dragged her and forcefully sexually assaulted her behind a building.

After she was assaulted, the woman fled to a nearby business and called police.

RAW: Surveillance footage shows a suspect in the sexual assault of an 80-year-old woman in Miami.

A resident who lives in the area said she remembered seeing the woman earlier in the evening.

"I saw her laying there, she had a, I would say a wheelchair with stuff on top of it, she was just laying there sleeping," the resident said.

The suspect fled the scene in a newer model silver Chevy Malibu.

Police on Thursday released surveillance footage of the suspect in the area at the time. He's described as in his 30s, about 5-foot-11, with short curly brown hair, a beard and tattoos on both arms.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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