MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man responsible for committing sexual battery against a woman in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, just over a week after another woman was targeted blocks away.
However, City of Miami Police stressed the two incidents are not related.
According to investigators, the subject approached the victim in the area of Southwest 10th Avenue and Second Street, Aug. 2.
The subject depicted down below is believed to be involved in a sexual battery incident and is wanted for questioning. Anyone with information is urged to contact us at 305-579–6111 or if you wish to remain anonymous @CrimeStopper305 . pic.twitter.com/1UH1JFK533
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 10, 2019
Detectives said video from a surveillance camera in the area of Little Havana Net captured the man they believe to be responsible for the more recent incident.
“It’s believed that he is involved in a case where he sexually assaulted a woman, so our detectives want to speak with him a little more and ask him a little more information,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva,
The man in the security footage appears to have a medium build, dark hair and probably facial hair.
“[We as asking] community members to take a close look at the surveillance footage,” said Delva. “If you believe you know this subject or his whereabouts, you’re urged to contact our Special Victims Unit.”
This is the second case police are working in Little Havana. Back in July 24, officials said, another man knocked on a woman’s apartment in the area of Southwest 13th Avenue and Eighth Street, near Domino Park.
“That subject barged in behind her, forced his way inside of her home and that’s where he committed a sexual assault on that victim,” said Delva.
Fear has gripped area residents since the attacks. Some said the July 24 incident has taken away their sense of security.
“That’s terrifying. I’m scared,” said resident Lily Beckmann.
Friday morning, officers went door to door near the apartment building where the victim in the July 24 incident lives to hand out flyers and warn residents to keep an eye out for that subject.
“I think it’s really important because it just shows that the City of Miami actually really cares that all women are important,” said Beckmann.
Police said the man in the July 24 incident stands 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs around 165 pounds and is believed to be about 27 years old.
If you have any information on either incident or on either man’s whereabouts, call City of Miami Police’s Special Victims Unit at 305-579–6111. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, those who call Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.