Police seek public’s help identifying man accused of rape in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man who is accused of a sexual battery in Hollywood.

Hollywood Police said the the incident happened along the 5800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, at around 9 a.m., Sunday.

Investigators said the subject threatened and forced a female victim inside a newer-model, silver Nissan Sentra sedan, in front of a convenience store before assaulting her at another location.

“It just makes you want to be more aware of your surroundings,” a passer-by said.

“You can’t see the license plate or anything,” said Tisheen Williams, who works nearby.

Police describe the subject as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches, weighing 200 pounds with black hair and has tattoos on his chest.

He was caught on surveillance video walking around and leaving the convenience store’s parking lot in his car.

Detectives said he was last seen wearing shorts, sandals and a green T-shirt with an image of a lizard on the front.

“Detectives are just asking anyone who may have been around at the time, who may have noticed the car. There is distinctive damage to the car,” Hollywood Police spokesperson Miranda Grossman said. “Even if it’s the littlest thing, if you thought you saw that car, or that suspect, please contact Hollywood Police.”

Police said the subject’s Sentra has damage to its front and rear passenger-side doors and said the vehicle is also missing its right-rear hubcap.

“This is like a community little place, and everybody knows everyone, so word of mouth, it gets around really quickly,” store customer Fabienne Dominque said. “Terrible, I mean, one of the worst situations. I hope she’s OK though.”

If you have any information on this rape, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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