On August 15, at approximately 2 p.m.
Officers responded to the 1300 block of 3rd Street, regarding a sexual battery. The victim stated that she had entered the business because she wanted to sit and charge her phone. When she could not find a seat anywhere, she decided to stand at a high table in the middle of the store when she felt someone bump her from behind. She did not think much of it until she felt a body pressing against her back in a grinding motion and hands on her hips. The victim turned around and saw a man, later identified as Gary Boven, 71 of Brentwood, putting his index finger over his lip and telling her to “shhhh.” The victim froze in disbelief and after a second yelled to the crowd that she had been sexually assaulted. Boven quietly walked away and stood in the customer line. As an employee was told to call the police, Boven exited the line and left the store. A suspect description was provided and was provided to officers working the area. Boven was located at 4th and Santa Monica by officers in the area. Boven was booked for sexual battery. Bail was set at $20,000.

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