Man tries to molest teenage girl at Dadeland Metrorail station, police say

14-year-old girl breaks free from man, runs away

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Police are searching for a man who they said tried to molest a teenage girl Monday morning at the Metrorail train station on Dadeland Boulevard.

Miami-Dade police said a man approached a 14-year-old girl at about 9 a.m. and grabbed her by the wrist.

Police said he struck the girl in the stomach and dragged her to the second level of the platform, where he tried to remove her pants and touch her vagina.

The girl eventually broke free from the man's grip and ran away, authorities said.

Police described the culprit as a black man in his 20s with long dreadlocks. Police said he was about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build, full beard and a mustache. Authorities said he also had gold teeth.

He was last seen wearing a cream-colored button-down shirt, blue jean shorts and dirty sneakers.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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