On March 2 at approximately 8:35 a.m., a suspect was casing for unlocked vehicles in the subterranean garage at the 800 block of 4th Street when he was confronted two victims.
One victim attempted to restrain the suspect as he tried to flee on foot, while the second called the police. An altercation ensued and the suspect stabbed one of the victims before fleeing the location. The suspect was last seen running westbound across the 800 block of 4th Street.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, about 5 feet 2 inches tall, with a medium build, short blond/brown hair with possible reddish tint, unshaven, wearing blue work pants, black hooded sweatshirt with white or yellow colored design, white T-shirt and dark shoes. The suspect is fluent in Spanish.
Residents with any information are asked to contact Det. Michael Bambrick at (310) 458-8932 (desk), (310) 350-9781 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org, Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin at (310) 458-8430 or the Watch Commander at (310) 458-8427.
Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous and may be qualified to receive a $1,000 reward.