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Friday, October 2, 2020

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Van Nuys Assault with Intent to Commit Sex Crime NR20247wc

Van Nuys: On August 24, 2020, at around 1:15 a.m., the suspect entered the victim's residence. While inside the residence the suspect entered a bedroom where two of the victim's minor children slept. He turned on the lights then turned them off and exited the room. This awakened one of the children. The suspect then walked into the victim's bedroom where she was sleeping alongside her husband. The suspect touched the victim's legs and then attempted to remove her shorts as he climbed on top of her. The victim woke up, screamed, and kicked the suspect off her. The victim's husband woke up then pushed the suspect out of the apartment.

The suspect fled the location and is described as a male White approximately 30-35 years of age. The victim also stated that the suspect had an Armenian accent.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys Area, Los Angeles Police Department, at 818-374-9500 or Van Nuys Area Sex Detectives, at 818-374-0009. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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