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News Release

Friday, August 5, 2011

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Woman Robbed and Sexually Assaulted near Cedars Sinai Hospital NR11363kr

Los Angeles:  Last weekend, a woman walking down the street near Cedar Sinai Hospital was robbed, sexually assaulted and severely beaten.

On Saturday, July 30, at around 3:30 a.m., a suspect approached a woman walking in the area of Burton Way between South Hamel Road and South Willaman Drive.  Threatening the victim with a handgun, he demanded her valuables and then directed her to a nearby secluded area where he beat and sexually assaulted her.  He then left the area on foot with the victim’s money and jewelry.

The suspect is described as a Black male with dark hair weighing 180 to 190 pounds.  He appears to be 26 to 35 years old and stands 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall.  He was wearing a black, button-down collared shirt, dark pants and a baseball cap with a flat bill.

** A composite drawing of the suspect is below**

Anyone with information concerning this crime is urged to call Robbery Homicide Division, Special Assault Section Detectives Javier Vargas or Blanca Lopez at 213-486-6910 on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  During non-business hours and weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Online tips may be placed at by clicking on “webtips” and following the prompts.