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Miami Police have arrested a man wanted for a sexual assault and an attempted kidnapping that was caught on camera in Little Haiti, officials said Wednesday.
Tavares Anthony Canty, 34, was taken into custody in the 6600 block of Northwest 24th Avenue.
Police released surveillance video of Thursday’s kidnapping attempt at the woman’s home. The video shows the woman, whose face is blurred, attempting to enter her home when she is quickly approached and assaulted by the suspect. After a tense encounter, she flees to the street – seeking help.
She returns home seconds later and closes her door, but fails to lock it before the suspect rushes to her home and opens the door. After another brief scuffle, the woman escapes again and the suspect leaves the scene.
After that incident, Canty allegedly made his way inside another victim’s home and sexually assaulted her while armed with a handgun.
It’s unknown what exact charges Canty will face.