VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Van Nuys detectives with the LAPD are asking for the public’s help in identifying a sexual assault suspect who allegedly attacked a hair salon employee as she was closing up shop Tuesday evening.
Officials said it was around 7 p.m. when the suspect entered a business in the 14500 block of Vanowen, grabbed the victim, and dragged her to the rear of the location.READ MORE: 2 Tigers At Pittsburgh Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19
The suspect sexually assaulted the victim, and eventually left the area.Boy Killed, Young Girl Among 2 Wounded In Wilmington Shooting
The suspect is described as a 30-year-old Latino with black hair, unknown color eyes. He stands around 6 feet and weighs around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green jacket and blue pants.
Police told City News Service the woman’s ordeal lasted about a half hour and the suspect also beat and choked his victim.MORE NEWS: SoCal Gets First Rain In Weeks Tuesday
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Van Nuys Officer Anna Vardanian, Sexual Assault Detail at (818)-374-0008. Tipsters can also call the 24-hour tip line at (877) LAPD-24-7 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. All tips can be made anonymously.