LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect involved in several assaults throughout the San Fernando Valley.
On March 9, a woman was walking her dog on the sidewalk around 9 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her neck. He then threw her to the ground, punched her, and attempted to strangle her, officers reported.READ MORE: Beverly Grove Homeless Encampment Cleared, But Residents Say Problems With Crime Have Not Gone Away
Someone passing by intervened, which is when the suspect stopped and fled on foot.
LAPD’s Van Nuys Division needs help in identifying a suspect involved in various assaults.
The 1st incident occurred on Feb 9th @ 5 PM in the 13400 block of Moorpark St. The 2nd incident occurred on Feb 12th @ 8AM in the 13000 block of Ventura Blvd. pic.twitter.com/QGw2jEDLRZ
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 20, 2021READ MORE: LA Animal Services Offering Reduced And Waived Fees For Pit Bulls, Cats
LAPD said the suspect is believed to have assaulted people in two other situations. On Feb. 9 around 5 p.m. in the 13400 block of Moorpark Street and on Feb. 12 around 8 a.m. in the 13000 block of Ventura Boulevard.
The suspect is described as a 5-feet-6-inch tall Black male. He has a muscular build and is between 25 to 35 years old, weighing around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a large logo on the front, dark jeans, and black shoes with a stripe on the side.
Anyone with information regarding the attacks to call the LAPD Van Nuys Station at 818-374-008.MORE NEWS: Lakers To Welcome Back Fans At Staples Center Thursday
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