Sexual Assault Suspect on the Loose

December 9, 2008

Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the
public’s help in identifying the suspect who was responsible for
two sexual assaults.

On November 7, 2008, at approximately 10:00 a.m. on the 6400 block
of West Sunset Boulevard, the suspect followed a 13-year-old
juvenile female victim into a stairwell and sexually battered her.
The suspect left the scene on foot.

On November 11, 2008, at approximately 6:30 p.m. on the 500 block
of South Hobart Boulevard, the suspect followed a 19-year-old woman
into her apartment building. After confronting her and taking her
money, the suspect forced the victim into a stairwell and sexually
battered her.

In both attacks, the suspect was described as a 25-30 years old,
male Hispanic, approximately 5’09” tall, and heavy build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact
detectives at Operations West Bureau Sex Crimes at 213-473-0447.
After-hours and on weekends calls may be directed to the 24-hour,
toll-free number, 1-877-LAPD24-7 (527-3247) or texting CRIMES
(274637) and beginning the message with LAPD. Tipsters may also
submit information on the LAPD website, and can
remain anonymous.