By Oralia Ortega

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Police have released the sketch of a wanted rapist who attacked his victim while she was sitting inside a friend’s car in Southwest Miami-Dade.

According to investigators, the victim was in a car in a parking lot at SW 72nd Street and 157th Avenue on November 16th at 5:30 a.m.

“The subject approached the vehicle, spoke to the victim and asked her in Spanish, ‘Are you abandoned?’ At this moment, the subject entered the vehicle then moved the woman in the back seat when, unfortunately, he sexually assaulted the victim,” Miami-Dade Police Department Det. Argemis Colome said.

Police are calling this an isolated incident but one that’s concerning to people in the area.

“It’s really scary, you know, especially with everything that’s going on in the country so I guess for people to educate themselves on how to stay safe,” said Natalie Espinal.

sex battery suspect Police Release Sketch Of Wanted Rapist

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police)

“This area is really quiet but I’m really concerned that this happened,” said Josue De Leon. “We should feel safe but we need to be more careful.”

The suspect got away in a blue vehicle.

The suspect is described as a Mulato male in his 30s with short black curly hair and clean shaven. The man, who was last seen wearing blue shirt with white letters and blue shorts, stands between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477.

You can also visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip” or send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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