Police Friday released images of one of three robbery suspects who assaulted a victim in South Los Angeles last month, in the hope of getting a break in the case.
The victim was walking near the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Broadway in the South Park area around 5:20 p.m. on April 5 when three suspects, who were on foot, approached him from behind, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Out of fear of being assaulted, the victim started to run away from the suspects,” according to a police statement.
One of the suspects — all described as Hispanic, between 16-18 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing around 160 pounds — tripped the unnamed victim from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. All three hoodlums then unleashed a barrage of kicks and punches that rendered him unconscious, police said.
“During the assault, the suspects took the victim’s necklace and wallet, which contained U.S. currency,” police said.
Images of one of the suspects were released in the hope that someone will recognize him and contact investigators. He was wearing a blue long-sleeved hoodie, gray sweatpants with a black stripe down the sides and had a beard and bowl-style haircut.
One of the other suspects was wearing a black beanie, black sweater and black pants and was carrying a skateboard and a backpack with multiple unknown logos.
The third suspect was wearing a black sweater, black pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information that could help investigators identify the suspects was urged to call 323-846-6572 to speak with Detective Walden at the LAPD Newton Station.
During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.