LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police need the public’s help in identifying the man who brutally beat an 18-year-old woman in the lobby of her apartment building and robbed her.

Police say a woman returning to her apartment in the area of Westmoreland and 11th Street was attacked around 10:10 p.m. Sunday. The man approached the woman from behind, put her in a headlock and tried to grab her cell phone.

When she resisted, he slammed her to the ground and punched her several times in the face and stomach, according to police. He tried to take her purse but instead took her cell phone.

Police say that as the man walked away, the woman ran after him and tried to take her phone back. He turned around, punched her several more times in the face then walked out the lobby door.

Detectives have posted surveillance video of the brutal attack online in an effort to identify the man.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic between 25-35 years old, about 5 foot 5 inches tall and between 180 and 200 pounds. He wore jeans, a white T-shirt with black printing on the front and back of the shirt and black shoes.

Anyone with information can call Olympic Robbery detectives at (213) 382-9460. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or texting their message starting with “LAPD” to 274637.

Comments (23)
  1. sparky says:

    A coward among cowards. I hope the woman recovers, and that the perp will soon be introduced to Bubba.

  2. Teufel Wolf says:

    Pass conceal carry.

    1. DL says:

      Conceal Carry is already permitted in LA and other CA counties….. unless your a celeb though, good luck trying to get Baca to approve it for you….. some judges and court personnel can’t even get a CCW permit, but celebs like Ashton Kutcher can.

  3. greg says:

    What a man, really, beats a teenager for her phone, any person who hits a woman is NOT a man, he’s a coward. I hope he’s caught by the neighborhood and given street justice, much more effective than 30 days in county and 15 off due to overcrowding.

    1. Joel Lanuza says:

      I agree with you I wouldnt mind seein him get beat by a couple of gang baggers. I not promoting violence but he deserves it.

  4. Joel Lanuza says:

    Wow What a coward. The two people you see walking in the lobby should have done something they were walking like if nothing was going on. They should have heard something. Iguess they may have been scared.

  5. StanF says:

    Punk m*****f*****rs like that need to be stood up in front of a crowd and ridiculed –

    1. Geoffrey Franklin Finn says:

      Stood up and shot is more like it.

  6. John Doe says:

    Welcome to Los Angeles, you must be new here. Hopefully this year will be the end of the World. =)

    1. Christina39 says:

      How odd all the ex-Californians are so morbid, including I and people from other places are all hopeful. I guess that is what California does. Hopefully this will be the END OF THE WORLD.

  7. Debra R Steinman says:

    What a PIG! I hope he ‘rots’ in prison!

  8. Darrell Nelson says:

    latino needed the phone to call where he come from., hope the girl get the cops top check the provider an maybe trace the callls.

  9. Doug says:

    A typical Pelosi patriot.

  10. Legal American says:

    Oh wow, I am so not surprised such hideous crime is done by Mexican. Take a look at this https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/12/former-santa-ana-city-intern-gets-jail-time-for-videotaping-men-in-bathrooms/#respond . Another mexican is filming other male in the public restroom. I thought they only like to molest little girl. Guess I was all wrong.

  11. Standing Tall says:

    I am a trained Marine Corps Recon hand to hand combat instructor. I intervened a few years back during a street robbery and the suspect now sits as a quadraplegic in state prison. I wish I would have been there.

    1. GROWAPA!R says:

      And, now it’s probably over a $100k/year to keep the puS$y in prison, thanks a lot, dumbf**k.

      1. PaulyD says:

        And you would rather have the perp roaming the streets? He’s lucky he wasn’t killed.

        Grow your balloons, clown

        Let them live in tents

  12. JS says:

    I can’t help feeling a little prejudiced toward Germans when I hear a story like this.

  13. Belig Beligian says:

    what a shocker a mexican stealing this is not news.

  14. CHELY says:


  15. tngilmer says:

    Just another Obama and La Raza supporter. How is that Hope and Change liberalism working out for you California?

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