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News Release

Friday, February 22, 2002

Media Relations

61 Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted in Her Home


 

Los Angeles: On Thursday, February 21, 2002 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a 61 year-old woman was in her apartment building, located in the 9500 block of Reseda Boulevard. The victim walked from her third floor apartment to retrieve her mail from the first floor. As she walked back to her apartment, she was followed by three male suspects. When she arrived at her door, she was forced inside by one of the suspects armed with a handgun. While in her apartment the suspects sexually assaulted the victim then fled with currency taken from her home. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.

The suspects were described as three male Blacks approximately 20 to 30-years of age, all with shaved heads.

Robbery-Homicide Division, Rape Special Section is conducting the investigation.

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking help from anyone with information about the incident and request that you contact Robbery Homicide Detectives at 818-756-8309 during business hours. On weekends and during off -hours, call the 24-hour toll free number of the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Officer Nadine Hernandez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.