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Man Followed Woman Into Ocean Drive Hotel and Raped and Robbed Her

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Miami Beach police are on the lookout for a man who followed an unsuspecting woman into her Ocean Drive hotel room, overpowered her, and then raped her.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, September 6. The victim, a Swiss tourist, was walking into the Hotel Breakwater at 940 Ocean Dr. around 4:30 a.m. when the suspect followed her in.

The two do not know each other and had not met earlier in the night. The suspect told the woman that he was staying on the same floor that she was. They rode the elevator up together, but when the doors opened to the woman's floor, the suspect physically overpowered her and forced her into her room. He later sexually battered her.

Afterward, the man took off with his victim's cash.

Surveillance footage from the hotel caught the man's face on camera.

Police describe him as a black male in his 20s. He's around 5'10" and about 230 pounds and might have a tattoo with cursive lettering on the left side of his upper chest.

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to call the Miami Beach Police Department at 305-673-7901 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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