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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Robbery Homicide Division Seeks the Public’s Help in Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect NR16200lp

UPDATE

Detectives from RHD Special Assault Section arrested 33-year-old Marcus Datwione Peete, a resident of Los Angeles for the assault against an 80-year-old woman. Today, the District Attorney's office filed Attempt Murder, Burglary and Assault to Commit a felony during a first degree Burglary.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect involved in the attempted sexual assault of an 80-year-old woman.

On June 18, 2016, during the early morning hours, the suspect entered the victim's apartment building located near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue in Hollywood, California. The suspect took the elevator to the upper floors of the building and knocked on the apartment door of the victim. When she opened the door he pushed his way in, attempted to sexually assault her, severely beat her, and then fled the location.


Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital for medical treatment.

Detectives assigned to RHD, responded to the retirement complex and coordinated an investigation.

The suspect is described as a male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 6'0" tall, 220 pounds, 25-30 years of age, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with "PENN STATE" in white letters on the front, black baggie jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Sharlene Johnson, LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at (213) 486-6910. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."



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