Tuesday, July 5, 2016
West LA Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted NR16212jkWest Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Operations West Bureau, Special Assault Section detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting women in the West Los Angeles West Side near Santa Monica.
On July 2, 2016, an adult female was walking home when a suspect grabbed her from behind and dragged her across a street to a dark path. He threw her onto the ground and got on top of her. The victim fought back, but the suspect struck her numerous times and sexually assaulted her before fleeing.
On July 4, 2016, the suspect approached an adult female as she was walking home. He put his arm around her neck, pulled her down a driveway and forced her to the ground. He again sexually assaulted the victim and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years old with black hair and facial hair. He stands 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.
Both assaults occurred within 0.6 miles of each other. Detectives believe there may be additional victims or witnesses who may have information and are asking them to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call Operations-West Bureau, Special Assault Section at (213) 473-0447. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.