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Friday, August 27, 2021

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Westwood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Operations West Bureau, Special Assault Section (SAS), are seeking the community's help in identifying a sexual predator who burglarized an apartment and sexually battered a sleeping female.

On August 27, 2021, around 4 a.m., a resident in the 11000 block of Strathmore Drive was awakened by movement in her bedroom. She observed a suspect, whom she described as a white male standing over her. He groped her over her clothes before she jumped up and pushed him out of the apartment.

Detectives anticipate that there may be more victims or witnesses in the area who have not yet come forward. They are encouraged to call the Special Assault Section to report what occurred.

Suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old with brown hair and short facial hair, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium-heavy build.

Community members and video surveillance have played a key role in stopping other sex crimes suspects in the area in recent years, the LAPD is asking anyone with evidence or tips on the suspect's identity to come forward as soon as possible.

In addition to requesting video footage, detectives are also reminding residents to remain vigilant about locking their doors and closing their windows at night. Property managers are encouraged to service their video systems and outdoor lighting to help reduce future incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident are urged to call Operations West Bureau, Special Assault Section detectives at 213-473-0447. 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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