HELP TAMPA POLICE ID THIS AGGRAVATED BATTERY SUSPECT

02/22/18
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Incident Date/Time:  2/20/2018 7:30 AM

Location:  1001 N Westshore Boulevard

Incident Type:  Aggravated Battery

Business Name:  Marriott

Suspect Info:  Hispanic or black male with a light complexion, approximately 6'02" - 6'03", unknown weight but he had a solid pot belly, no facial hair, short black curly hair, no accent. Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat jacket zipped up, blue jeans faded in the thigh area with brown dirt stains, and neon yellow gloves with black palms and fingers.

Details:  The victim is an employee of the Marriott. At approximately 7:30 AM, she went to use the public restroom on the first floor. As she approached the restroom doors she saw the suspect standing outside the men’s room. She entered the women’s restroom. As she was at the sink, she looked in the mirror and saw the suspect standing behind her. He stated that he was in the wrong bathroom while he was staring at her, making her very nervous.

At that point he threatened her with a knife and a physical struggle began.  She keyed up the portable radio that is issued to employees, and screamed. This caused the suspect to release her and flee. The victim received a small laceration to a finger from the knife, which was later recovered. Detectives worked with the victim to develop a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information that will allow us to arrest this criminal should contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).