West LA Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted NR16212jk

July 5, 2016

West Los Angeles: Los Angeles
Police Department Operations West Bureau, Special Assault Section
detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any
information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect
responsible for sexually assaulting women in the West Los Angeles
West Side near Santa Monica.

On July 2, 2016, an adult
female was walking home when a suspect grabbed her from behind and
dragged her across a street to a dark path. He threw her onto the
ground and got on top of her. The victim fought back, but the
suspect struck her numerous times and sexually assaulted her before

On July 4, 2016, the suspect approached an adult female as she was
walking home. He put his arm around her neck, pulled her down a
driveway and forced her to the ground. He again sexually assaulted
the victim and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years
old with black hair and facial hair. He stands 6 feet to 6 feet 2
inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

Both assaults occurred within 0.6 miles of each other. Detectives
believe there may be additional victims or witnesses who may have
information and are asking them to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Operations-West Bureau,
Special Assault Section at (213) 473-0447. 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.