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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

LAPD Seeking Suspect in Sexual Assault near UCLA

"He groped her over her clothes before she jumped up and pushed him out of the apartment."

 

September 6, 2021

The LAPD released this drawing of a suspect on Wednesday.

Los Angeles police are looking for a sexual predator who broke into a Westwood apartment and groped a sleeping woman Friday morning.

The assault occurred around 4 a.m. in the 11000 block of Strathmore Drive, near UCLA, according to Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim reported that she was awakened by movement in her bedroom. "She saw a white male standing over her," LAPD said in a press release. "He groped her over her clothes before she jumped up and pushed him out of the apartment."

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

Detectives believe that there may be more victims in the area and they encourage them to call the LAPD Special Assault Section. Authorities are urging anyone with evidence or tips on the suspect's identity to come forward as soon as possible.  

Police officials also remind residents to remain vigilant about locking their doors and closing their windows at night.

Anyone with information about this incident should call detectives at 213-473-0447. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

 

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