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News Release

Friday, May 15, 2015

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"Hot Prowl Rapist Captured"

Los Angeles:
On May 18, 2015, Hollenbeck Commanding Officers assigned divisional patrol officers to the Hollenbeck Community Partners Program. While in response to improving the quality of life within the division, and strengthening the relationship between the community and police, officers were informed of the location of a suspect wanted for sexual assault. On May 22, 2015, following up on the information, and after an extensive investigation, Hollenbeck detectives arrested 21- year-old Manuel Larios Munoz for 261 (a) (2), Rape, and 459 PC, Burglary.

Los Angeles:
On May 15, 2015, around 12:30 a.m., a 30-year old female was sexually assaulted in her own home on the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

While the victim was sleeping in her bedroom, an unknown male Hispanic forced her living room window open and climbed into her residence. The suspect removed most of his clothing with the exception of his underwear and then entered the victim's bedroom. The victim woke up when she heard a noise in her room and she observed the suspect standing at the foot of her bed. The suspect then sexually assaulted her. The suspect dressed himself before he left the victim's residence.

The victim described the suspect as a male Hispanic, approximately 35 years old, brown wavy hair, possible brown or hazel eye color, 5'04" tall, approximately 150 pounds and he had a noticeable scar on his upper lip. The suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with blue side panels, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and a brown baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nguyen at 323-342-8992 during normal business hours. After hours, the Hollenbeck Watch Commander should be contacted at 323-342-4101. During non-business hours, or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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.