Glendale police Wednesday announced a $15,000 reward for information that helps them find a man accused of attacking his fiancee and her mother with a hammer.
The attack occurred about 4:15 a.m. on July 29 in the 600 block of West Wilson Avenue, said Glendale police Sgt. Dan Suttles.
Brian Cruz, 29, “is accused of striking his fiancee in the face and head several times with a hammer,” the sergeant said. “The victim suffered several bone fractures to her face and skull, as well as multiple broken bones to her hands and an amputated finger.”
The victim “has since had multiple reconstructive surgeries and is currently undergoing physical therapy to regain the use of her hands,” he said, adding that the woman’s mother was also struck with a hammer in the head when she tried to intervene.
She was treated at a local hospital and released the same day, Suttles said.
Cruz is Hispanic, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was believed to be driving a black GMC Sierra pickup truck, license plate number BCG1129.
Cruz is known to have family in Palmdale and in Puebla, Mexico, Suttles said.
Anyone with information that will help solve the case was urged to call Glendale police at 818-548-4911, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP,” or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.