TOPANGA ( — Police warned the public Monday about a sexual battery suspect in the northwest San Fernando Valley.

A 20-year-old white female encountered the suspect while walking on Feb. 21 at approximately 6:55 p.m. on the Victory Blvd. bike path between De Soto Ave and Canoga Ave, according to LAPD Topanga Station.

As she was walking, the victim – whose identity has been withheld – observed the suspect jump a fence on the north side of the bike path and began walking westbound behind her.

The suspect approached the victim and pushed her against a fence. He unzipped her jacket, touched her breasts and tried to pull her pants, but the victim kicked and pushed the suspect, allowing her to run away.

Police described the suspect as a white male, blond hair, green eyes, 5’9”, 140 lbs., and approximately 30-35 years old. He has double piercings on both ears.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect is asked to call Detective Abbinanti at (818) 756-3376. During off-hours contact the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAPD-247.


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