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Suspect Sought After Sexual Battery Assault On Valley Bike Path

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Police say anyone who is approached by or sees this suspect should call 911 immediately. (courtesy LAPD)

Police say anyone who is approached by or sees this suspect should call 911 immediately. (courtesy LAPD)

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textalerts180 Suspect Sought After Sexual Battery Assault On Valley Bike Path

TOPANGA (CBSLA.com) — 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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