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News Release

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Attempt Rape Suspect Sought NR15366rmh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Area Sex Crimes detectives are asking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identity and arrest of the suspect involved in an attempt rape.

On September 29, 2015, around 12:45 a.m., a male suspect approached a female in the 1500 block of 1st Street. The suspect followed the victim on 1st Street to Pecan Street where he attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect was scared off when a bystander ran toward the victim to render aid. The suspect fled west on 1st Street.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic with a black "flat top" style haircut. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. The suspect appears to be young, possibly in his early 20's.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Lopez, Hollenbeck Area Sex Crimes, at (323) 342-8997, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m). 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.