Woman Sexually Assaulted in Armed Home Invasion in Coconut Grove: Police

Police looking for four armed men behind Coconut Grove home invasion

Police are looking for a group of armed men who sexually assaulted a woman during a home invasion in Coconut Grove early Wednesday.

The incident happened at a home in the area of U.S. 1 and Southwest 37th Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. when four armed men approached two roommates who were sitting on a porch at the back of the house, Miami Police officials said.

According to police, the suspects forced the residents into the home at gunpoint and struck one man in the head with a handgun.

At one point, the suspects sexually assaulted one of the women in the home, police said. The thieves made off with a laptop, four cell phones and cash, police said.

The woman who was assaulted was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. No one else was seriously hurt.

The residents include two men and two sisters and at least two of them are teachers, police said. All four were taken to the police station for printing and DNA sampling to help with the investigation.

"It's scary," neighbor Ada Cohen said. "And it was in the house so that's even scarier."

Sadie Sands lives across the street and said she and her neighbors spend a lot of time sitting on the porch.

"They're very nice people, they didn't deserve this," Sands said. "I just hope they catch the predators."

Police said the suspects were wearing hoodies and grey athletic clothing and had white T-shirts wrapped around their heads.

Landlord Christophe Petit said he feels bad, but sadly it is happening more and more these days regardless of where you live, he said.

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

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