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Customer tells police she was raped at Mango’s on Ocean Drive; 2 employees named in complaint – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Beach sizzling spot is at the middle of a police investigation after a girl claimed she was raped inside, and two employees have been named in a complaint.

Surveillance video captured a Miami Beach Police crime scene van because it rolled up close to Ocean Drive, simply earlier than 9 a.m., Sunday.

Hours earlier, uniformed officers responded to Mango’s Tropical Cafe. One of them was seen being waved into the again door of the long-lasting business.

In a press release issued Monday, a spokesperson for Miami Beach Police wrote, “The MBPD can confirm an active investigation regarding an alleged sexual battery on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 4:03 a.m. inside the establishment at 900 Ocean Drive. Our detectives are working closely with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on this investigation.”

Upon visiting Mango’s, 7News realized two employees have been named in a rape complaint made by a buyer, a girl who notified police Sunday morning.

Mango’s employees declined to remark in regards to the case on digital camera, however the nightclub’s administration mentioned each employees named in the incident are suspended pending the end result of the investigation.

The surveillance video exhibiting police officers close to Mango’s was recorded by cameras from close by Sherbrooke Hotel.

(*2*) mentioned Mitch Novick, the lodge’s proprietor.

Novick lives in and operates the lodge, which is situated to the fast west of Mango’s.

“I didn’t really see anything other than police coming and going to my neighbor’s place,” he mentioned.

When requested how lengthy police remained at Mango’s, Novick replied, “I don’t know, four or five hours.”

One day later, police proceed to analyze a violent intercourse crime.

“Horrible. These things shouldn’t be occurring anywhere, not the least inside a business,” mentioned Novick.

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