BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman on Sunday, April 22. The BHPD indicated to Canyon News in a press release that the incident transpired on Wilshire Boulevard at Merv Griffin Way at 3:45 a.m. The suspect was captured on video riding a bicycle following the female victim who was walking from the city of West Hollywood.
He grabbed the victim from behind, and pulled her to a secluded location where he attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect fled the area on his bike eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard to westbound Santa Monica Boulevard. Sgt. Giovanni Trejo of the BHPD spoke to Canyon News via email about the incident.
When asked if there have been reports of any other such incidents in the region he replied, “No other reports. Very isolated. There was a struggle between the victim and the suspect. No significant injuries.” Sgt. Trejo added that the BHPD are still sifting through the evidence which includes video.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, with black hair in a ponytail. He is approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall, with facial hair and was last seen wearing a dark green shirt. The bicycle is described as single speed and red in color. Detectives are working to identify and locate the suspect. Crimes against persons are the highest priority to solve and bring to closure.
Anyone with details on the incident is asked to contact the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (310) 285-2158.