LAPD Seeks Suspect in Local Assault


The Los Angeles Police Department and Wilshire Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect involved in a recent assault in the Wilshire community.

On Monday, May 22, 2017, around 8:30 a.m., an elderly victim was kicked and punched multiple times at
La Brea and Oakwood. The suspect fled on foot, northbound on La Brea Avenue from Oakwood Avenue.  Video of the assault is available in an ABC7 News story broadcast yesterday.

The suspect is described as a transient male, African-American (light skinned), white/grey hair, grey eyes, stands 6 feet tall, weighs 150 pounds, and is approximately 40 years of age.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Mayer, Wilshire Area Detectives at (213) 922-8260. 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 the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

Tipsters may also visit 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.  See the flier below for more details.


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