LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Thursday searched for a man who is wanted for robbing several homes at a senior housing complex in the Long Beach area.
According to police, four robberies were reported between Feb. 2 and Sunday near Atlantic Avenue and Via Carmelitos.
The suspect robbed five women, between the ages of 63 and 93, between the hours of 5:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m., detectives said.
The latest attack happened on Pacific Avenue involving a 90-year-old
A preliminary investigation revealed the man knocked on the door, forced his way in, and physically assaulted the victim in each of the cases.
He would then steal items, including purses, cell phones and cash.
Police said one woman was sexually assaulted during the robbery. She was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom reported another robbery took place early Thursday morning.
Detectives described the suspect as an African American man who is believed to be between the ages of 25 and 30 years old. He has a thin to medium build and stands no taller than 5-foot-11.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts has been urged to contact the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 570-7368.