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News Release

Monday, February 15, 2016

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Sexual Assault Suspect Sought NR16052mjl

Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On February 2, 2016 around 10:30 p.m. the suspect entered an elderly victim's residence, grabbed the victim, and dragged her out of the residence. The suspect then attempted to sexually assault the victim. The suspect eventually left the area.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Black. He stands 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Devonshire Detective Scott Scheff, Sexual Assault Detail at 818-832-0918. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.