LOS ANGELES—Authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate a sexual battery/indecent exposure indecent exposure suspect who has been targeting females walking near Debbs Park, which is located on the 4200 block of Monterey Road.
Authorities reported the first incident happening on January 13, 2014 when a female who was walking alone was groped by a Hispanic male who was riding a bicycle. A similar incident occurred on June 25 when a second female victim was approached by a Hispanic male on a green bicycle, who asked to borrow her cell phone. Once in close proximity, he exposed his genitals to the victim.
A third attack occurred on July 20, where a female victim was walking her dog in the park and was approached by a Hispanic male with a knife. The suspect grabbed and punched the victim, knocking her to the ground. He stood over the victim for a few seconds before fleeing the scene.
Police are describing the suspect as a Hispanic male 20-25 years-old. He stands 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 140 to 160 pounds. He has a light complexion with dark short hair. One victim noted that the suspect spoke Spanish and did not appear to be homeless.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Hollenbeck Division detectives at 323-342-4110. During non-business hours or on 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.