MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police detectives are asking for the public’s help with information leading to the arrest of a man they say attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl in Northwest Miami.
Police said it happened Wednesday, March 4, at around 6 p.m.READ MORE: Miami Police Department Sees Record Number of Applications In Hours
Investigators say the girl exited a supermarket and was headed northbound on NW 25 Avenue when she noticed a man following her.
Here is what police said about the incident:READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His Artwork
“The victim ran towards a nearby park, as the subject ran after her, grabbed her by the hoodie of her sweater, and dragged her behind the baseball field bleachers.”
“He forced the victim to sit down and a brief struggle ensued. The victim was able to break free and ran towards the park’s indoor recreational area for help.”
A police forensic artist was able to create a composite sketch of the suspect based on the girl’s description.MORE NEWS: Arrest Made After Social Media Threat Targets Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.