May 27, 2015
“Hot Prowl Rapist
Los Angeles: On May 18, 2015, Hollenbeck Commanding
Officers assigned divisional patrol officers to the Hollenbeck
Community Partners Program. While in response to improving the
quality of life within the division, and strengthening the
relationship between the community and police, officers were
informed of the location of a suspect wanted for sexual assault.
On May 22, 2015, following up on the information, and after an
extensive investigation, Hollenbeck detectives arrested 21-
year-old Manuel Larios Munoz for 261 (a) (2), Rape, and 459 PC,
Los Angeles: On May 15, 2015, around 12:30 a.m., a
30-year old female was sexually assaulted in her own home on the
1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
While the victim was sleeping in her bedroom, an unknown male
Hispanic forced her living room window open and climbed into her
residence. The suspect removed most of his clothing with the
exception of his underwear and then entered the victim’s bedroom.
The victim woke up when she heard a noise in her room and she
observed the suspect standing at the foot of her bed. The suspect
then sexually assaulted her. The suspect dressed himself before he
left the victim’s residence.
victim described the suspect as a male Hispanic, approximately 35
years old, brown wavy hair, possible brown or hazel eye color,
5’04” tall, approximately 150 pounds and he had a noticeable scar
on his upper lip. The suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt
with blue side panels, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, and a brown
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Nguyen at
323-342-8992 during normal business hours. After hours, the
Hollenbeck Watch Commander should be contacted at 323-342-4101.
During non-business hours, or on the weekends, calls should be
directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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.