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News Release

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Media Relations

Public's Assistance Needed to Catch Rapist


"Public’s Assistance Needed to Catch Rapist "

 

WHO: Los Angeles Police Department Captain James Miller, Commanding Officer of 77th Area Community Police Station, LAPD Detectives, Robbery Homicide Detectives

WHAT: A Press Conference Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Identifying A Rape Suspect

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 77TH Street Station, 7600 South Broadway, Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at approximately 2:20 a.m., a Burglary/Rape occurred at a single-family residence located near 62nd Street and Vermont Avenue.

The suspect entered through an unlocked window of the residence and confronted the female victim at knifepoint, while she slept in her bed. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and ransacked her residence before he fled on a bicycle with the victim’s property.

The suspect is described as a male Black, bald head, 5’5", 140-150 lbs., with a small frame, possibly 20 years of age. There is no composite available at this time.

The LAPD Robbery Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying these suspects. Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact Detective Contreras or Stone at 213-756-5057. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour, toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, (1-877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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