Wednesday, April 20, 2011
LAPD Detectives Urge Victims to Come Forward to Report a Sexual Battery Suspect NR11172cjLos Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Harbor Area detectives are asking for anyone who may have been a victim of sexual assault to come forward and identify a sexual battery suspect in San Pedro.
LAPD Harbor Area detectives want residents of San Pedro to be aware of a suspect who has been committing sexual battery crimes against women. The crimes have occurred in the northern residential portion of San Pedro near Santa Cruz Street and Pacific Avenue. The suspect appears to be committing his crimes during the late hours of the night when he approaches unsuspecting women who are alone and grabs their buttocks and breasts. The suspect then runs away. He is described as a 20- to 30-year-old male Hispanic. He stands between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs between 150 and 170 pounds.
To maximize personal safety and prevent crimes, police offer the following tips:
- Be aware of your surroundings while walking
- Don’t be distracted by your cell phone
- Have your keys and personal items ready before entering/exiting your vehicle
- Check the area before entering/exiting your vehicle & residence
- Report crimes to the police