Santa Monica Police Need Public’s Help To ID Suspect In Bus Stop Attack

SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Santa Monica police asked for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of hitting another man in the head with a rock last month.

The attack happened in broad daylight on Oct. 28, according to police. It occurred at a bus stop near the 7-Eleven at Wilshire Boulevard and Seventh Street.

Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said the victim, who is apparently homeless, is in critical condition.

He told police his attacker, also believed to be homeless, appeared to be in his 40s. The suspect is believed to have a thin build and be about 5’5″.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Larios at (310) 458-8937 or Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8495. All tips can be made anonymously.

Tipsters can also call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to a conviction, Lewis said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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