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News Release

Friday, March 2, 2018

Media Relations

LAPD is Looking for a Robbery Suspect in Pico-Union NR18070ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area are seeking the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the brutal attack of 40-year-old female in Pico-Union.

On Thursday, March 01, 2018, around 6:15 p.m., Los Angeles police officers responded to a radio call of a robbery investigation near the area of Vermont Avenue and Venice Boulevard. When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, who was being treated by Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics for an apparent laceration to the neck.

The initial investigation determined that the victim was inside of a laundromat, when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed the victim's purse away and simultaneously slashed her neck with a sharp object. The victim fell to the ground and suspect fled the location.

As a result, the victim sustained a laceration to the neck which required surgery.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 25 to 35-years-old, around 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing around 170 to 180 pounds, with a thick dark goatee. He was wearing a gray baseball cap, all black clothing, black shoes with white soles, and was carrying a skateboard. The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Venice Boulevard.

If you have any information, contact Detective Daniel Chi, Olympic Detectives, at 213-382-9446. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.