East Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division detectives worked through the night to identify and arrest a sexual assault suspect.
On May 9, 2016, around 12:00 p.m., the victim was walking through Lincoln Park in Hollenbeck Division, when the suspect approached her and attempted to strike up a conversation with her. The victim ignored the suspect and suddenly approached her from behind. The suspect held a gun to the victim’s head and forced the victim into a public restroom where he sexually assaulted her.
Detectives identified the suspect as 27-year-old Edgar Alexander Lobos. On May 10, 2016, Lobos was arrested for kidnap for rape and is currently being held on one million dollars bail.
Anyone with information about the suspect or additional victims is asked to call Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.