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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Attempted Child Abduction Suspect Wanted NR15272ml

August 26, 2015 NR15272JR

UPDATE

Olympic Robbery Detectives Seeking Information on Second Attempted Abduction


Update: On August 26, 2015, around 9:15 a.m., a suspect attempted to abduct an adult female from the 2100 block of West Washington Boulevard. Investigators believe he is the same suspect wanted for the attempted abduction of two children on August 10, 2015.

The victim was walking on the south sidewalk when the suspect, seated in a white, Chevrolet van with tinted windows spoke to her. The suspect displayed pornographic images on a cell phone then said to the victim in Spanish, "Get in the van, or you know what will happen." The victim observed a blue steel handgun on the center console of the van and the suspect's pants to be down, exposing his genitals. She immediately left the location and called 911. She last saw the suspect drive north on Oxford Avenue from Washington Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, light complexion, black hair, blue eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 170 pounds, 30-40 years of age, wearing a brown wide brimmed hat, a light blue polo type shirt with white stripes, and blue jeans. Additionally the suspect was described as having dental braces with blue rubber bands, a light brown mustache and pot belly.

Possible suspect vehicle

The suspect was driving an older model, white Chevrolet, Astro, van with tinted windows and a white utility rack on the roof. The fleeing suspect vehicle was captured on video and will be available to the media.




Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Division is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who attempted to abduct two children who were playing outside their home.

On August 10, 2015 around 6:50 p.m., the two and three-year-old victims were playing with about five children in the courtyard of the apartment complex located in the 1700 block of South Westmoreland Boulevard. The suspect scaled a chain linked fence to the rear of the location and grabbed both victims attempting to carry them away.

The other children began to scream and the suspect dropped the victims, fleeing the location on foot to an unknown location.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 25-years-old, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a wide brimmed hat, dark sunglasses, a red t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. Additionally the suspect was described as having blue dental braces.


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Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspect is urged to call LAPD's Olympic Area Robbery Detectives at (213) 382-9460. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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