Harbor Area Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fast Food Restaurant Assault NR23694dm

September 28, 2023

Harbor City:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Area announce the arrest of the suspect involved in the assault of a 13-year-old victim at a fast food restaurant.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, cell phone video recordings captured a female adult suspect assaulting the victim at a fast food restaurant in the 1700 block of Lomita Boulevard.  The public’s continued interest in the incident resulted in investigators receiving numerous leads, ultimately assisting detectives in positively identifying the suspect.

On September 28, 2023, detectives located and arrested Ariana Lauifi (Booking #6685591).  She was subsequently booked for one count of 273a(a) PC, Felony Child Abuse, and her case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Harbor Area Detectives at (310) 726-7900.  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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.