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News Release

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Media Relations

San Pedro Home Intruder Wanted by Police

Los Angeles: Police are conducting an investigation into two separate incidents in San Pedro which may involve the same suspect.

On Wednesday, March 21, around 10:30 p.m., a man was seen peering into an apartment at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of South Leland Street in San Pedro. When a resident of the building saw and confronted the man, he ran away.

The peeping tom was a male Hispanic in his early 20s, 5'8" tall, 150 pounds.

A second incident occurred Sunday, April 15, at a residence in the 1300 block of West 10th Street in San Pedro. A teenage girl was in the garage at the rear of the home when she heard a door close. She thought her family had just returned from the store and went inside to talk to her mother. The suspect, now inside, jumped in front of the victim and grabbed her arms, pushing her down on a couch. As the girl fought back, she and the suspect fell to the floor. She continued to fight and managed to escape the man's grasp. The girl ran from the front living room into the street, yelling for help.

The suspect in the second incident was also a male Hispanic, in his early 20s, 5'8" tall, 150-160 pounds, and was described as having a large, flat nose.

A composite sketch of the suspect is available by request from Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information is asked to call Harbor Area Detective Rafael Mora at 310-522-2028, during normal business hours. After hours and on weekends, phone the Harbor Area Watch Commander at 310-513-7024.