Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police
Department’s Van Nuys Area Robbery Detectives are seeking the
public’s assistance in their investigation of a brutal assault
On January 18, 2019 at 1:15 a.m., the victim along with two females
were walking through the parking lot of a hotel located in the 5500
block of Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys.
As the group was walking through the parking lot, one of the
females motioned with her hands to a male suspect who was nearby.
The male suspect approached the victim from behind with a wooden
The suspect attacked the victim with the bat, striking him multiple
times in the head. The victim lost consciousness and fell to the
ground. While the victim was unconscious on the ground, the suspect
stood over the victim and struck the victim in the face numerous
times with the baseball bat.
After brutally beating the victim, the suspect walked to a nearby
vehicle and discarded the wooden baseball bat. The suspect returned
to where the victim had collapsed on the ground and took the
victim’s wallet and cellphone from the victim’s pockets.
The suspect along with the two females fled the location with the
Suspect-1 is described as a male, wearing a brown or orange hooded
jacket, dark pants and white tennis shoes.
Suspect-2 is described as a female, wearing a black top, blue
jeans, and black tennis shoes.
Suspect-2 is described as a female, wearing a black top, dark
pants, and unknown color shoes.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Van
Nuys Area Robbery Detective Barba or Detective Rose at (818)
374-0087. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a
24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES
(274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.
Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website,
www.lapdonline.org. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should
call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.