LOS ANGELES:(VVNEWS.com)- The LAPD is asking for the pubic’s help in identifying a suspect who attempted to sexually assault an 80-year-old woman and severely beat her.
The assault occurred on June 18, 2016, during the early morning hours. Authorities say the suspect entered the victim’s building, a retirement complex located near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue in Hollywood.
The suspect took the elevator to the upper floors of the building and knocked on the apartment door of the victim. When she opened the door he pushed his way in, attempted to sexually assault her, severely beat her, and then fled the location.
The victim was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
The suspect is described as a male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 6’0″ tall, 220 pounds, 25-30 years of age, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with “PENN STATE” in white letters on the front, black baggie jeans, and black shoes.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Sharlene Johnson, LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, at (213) 486-6910. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”