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Friday, July 11, 2014

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Van Nuys Area Sexual Battery Suspect Sought NR14262dm

Van Nuys:  Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for several sexual assaults in the Van Nuys area.  

There have been five incidents since the first part of June.  The suspect targets females who are out walking their dogs.  He makes eye contact with his victims as he passes them, and then turns to pull down their pants and underwear.
 
The suspect is described as a Male White or Hispanic with black or brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 145 to 160 pounds and is 20 to 25 years of age.  The suspect could possibly be driving a late 1990's model 4-Door Gray Toyota Camry or Ford Taurus.

Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact Van Nuys Detectives at 818-374-0040 or you may also call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 if you have information. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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