ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police released a sketch of a man who, they said sexually battered a woman at gunpoint near a busy road.
Officers said the victim was attacked around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound side of South Orange Blossom Trail at Columbia Street.
The woman told police she was walking north on Orange Blossom Trail when the man approached her, threatened her with a firearm and attacked her.
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Some business owners in the area said cameras show that the man took the woman from an industrial area, where the sexual battery happened.
The sketch released by police shows a man with a distinctive goatee-style beard and very short hair.
Officers said the man is around 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and yellow shorts underneath his jeans, they said.
Police also released a still image from a surveillance camera in the area.
Witnesses to the Wednesday morning crime scene investigation said police were focused on the area between two warehouse buildings, where they believe the crime may have occurred.
Police are trying to generate some leads on who the man in that sketch might be.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Orlando Police Department at 331-235-5300 or Crimeline at 100-423-TIPS (8477).
[1/3] On Wednesday, June 12 at approximately 5:25 a.m., the pictured suspect attacked a victim walking along the northbound side of S. Orange Blossom Trail at Columbia Street. The victim was threatened with a firearm and physically battered. pic.twitter.com/v6QzLOLE3v— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 14, 2019
[2/3] The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and yellow shorts visible from underneath the jeans. The suspect is described as a black male, late 30s or early 40s, dark complexion, 5'8", about a 150 lbs. with a goatee.— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 14, 2019
[3/3] If anyone has any information that could help us identify this suspect, please call @CrimelineFL at 800-423-TIPS or the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300.— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 14, 2019
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