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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Hot Prowl Burglary / Sexual Predator Suspect Caught on Surveillance Video NR16239ti

August 4, 2016
Update

A $10,000.00 reward will be given to the community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction. The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Rampart Division Detectives.



Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division Burglary detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a hot prowl burglary suspect.

On August 1, 2016 around 12:20 p.m., the suspect entered an apartment complex at the 800 block of North Mariposa Street in the City of Los Angeles. The Suspect entered the victim's apartment front door that she left unlocked while she walked over to the apartment's laundry room.

The victim returned around five minutes later and when she opened the door she observed the suspect standing behind the door. The suspect approached victim, covered her mouth with one of his hands and pushed her against a wall causing her to fall to the floor.

The victim began to yell and scream scaring the suspect, causing him to flee the location. Victim was able to get up and lock the door behind the suspect.

On August 1, 2016 around 1:50 p.m., the suspect entered the apartment complex at the 1600 block of Cortez St in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect entered the victim's apartment front door that was left unlocked while the victim was inside her residence.

The victim heard her front door open and heard her dogs barking aggressively. The victim exited her room and walked towards her living room and observed the suspect inside her apartment.
The victim asked the suspect "What's happening?" The suspect responded "You're pretty, I want to make you mine!"

The suspect approached her and inserted his hand inside her blouse and began to fondle her breasts. When the victim attempted to pull away the suspect pinned the victim against the couch.

The victim's dogs intervened and attempted to bite the suspect's leg causing the suspect to lift his leg off the ground. The victim used that opportunity to push the suspect away and out of the apartment.

Video surveillance revealed that it was the same suspect of both incidents.

The suspect is a male, Black, 25-30 years old, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighs around 170-190 pounds. The suspect was wearing a green olive shirt with a picture of the Virgin Mary, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Burglary Detective's Officer Riddle at (213) 484-3487 or Detective Galvan at (213) 484-3486. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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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