Police Hand Out Flyers After Sunrise Attack

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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Sunrise police spent Tuesday morning canvassing the area where a 60-year old woman was attacked and sexually battered.

Tuesday morning they went door to door in the 3500 block of 90th Terrace. They talked with residents and handed out flyers with a sketch of the man they are looking for.

“I’ll be watching out for him but all this time I’ve never seen anything like this, that poor lady,” said Jinny Sadlon.

The detectives were not only looking for anyone who might have seen the guy but also surveillance video that might have captured him in the area.

The attack happened Monday morning when the woman was walking alone. It occurred just on the other side of the fence from the Cypress Preserve Park, which features a walking trail and a water park for kids.

The woman told police the man grabbed her from behind, placed her in a choke hold, forced her into the bushes and punched her in the face. She said the man sexually battered her and then left with her cellphone.

The woman suffered serious damage to her eye and injuries to her face.

“It’s really sad because there’s no quiet moment anywhere, you can’t feel safe, it’s a big problem for society,” said Isabella Stevenson.

Stevenson said she often visits the park and this will not dissuade her from going there in the future, but she will be more vigilant.

“I’m always looking as to who comes first and which cars are here. I come three times a week, so I see who is here and I’m always looking to see if there are any strangers around,” said Stevenson.

The woman described her attacker as being between 30 and 40 years old with a medium complexion and dark hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt, long black pants with tennis shoes and eyeglasses.

If you can help investigators solve this case, contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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