Detectives search for 'dangerous' man accused of rape in Liberty City

Police: 'Walk within well-lit areas, be aware of your surroundings'

By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

MIAMI - Miami Police Department detectives on Friday afternoon released the sketch of a man accused of raping a woman in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, in the Model City community

Officer Kenia Fallat said he should be considered dangerous. She also asked pedestrians to "walk within well-lit areas, be aware of your surroundings and try to be in company of someone -- especially during the wee hours of the morning."

The victim, a woman in her late 40s, reported the rape happened early Saturday morning as she walked to a bus stop at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, or Northwest 62nd Street, and 17th Avenue -- near Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Charles Drew Middle School. 

The victim told detectives the thin attacker, who is about 6 feet 3 inches tall, was riding a bicycle when he approached her. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white letters on the back, black pants and a hat.

Linda Love said she and her daughter are regulars at the bus stop where the victim was walking to. 

"Maze. Taser. I think that's what the women need to start carrying," Love said, and she added she carries both. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the man to contact them at 305-603-6300 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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