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News Release

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Media Relations

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Suspect Caught on Video NR17353ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Area detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" incident.

On Friday, October 20, 2017, around 8:00 a.m., a community member was assaulted near the 800 block of North La Brea Avenue. The suspect approached the elderly victim from behind and struck him in the face with a backpack without any provocation. The victim fell onto the ground from the impact, sustaining serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a male White, or possible Asian, in his 20's with a mustache and goatee. He stands around 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark beanie, gray sweatshirt, dark pants carrying a dark backpack.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective K. Mayer or Officer N. Nunez, Wilshire Area Detectives at 213 922-8231. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."