Police search for man who held woman hostage for 3 days

Robert Rafael Herrera, 36, considered armed, dangerous


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Police are searching for a man who held a woman hostage for three days at the Wishes Motel at 4700 Southwest Eighth St. in Coral Gables.

Police said Robert Rafael Herrera, 36, of Wilton Manors, was armed with a knife while he held the victim against her will.

The woman reportedly escaped after striking Herrera with a lamp. Herrera fled the scene before police arrived.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated.

Police said Herrera is considered armed and dangerous. He is now wanted for armed kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Anyone with any information on Herrera's whereabouts is asked to contact the Coral Gables Police Department at 305-442-1600.