L.B.P.D. Seeking Public’s Help In Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect

The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying an adult male suspect believed to be responsible for a sexual assault.

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Pine Avenue regarding a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault. Upon arrival, officers contacted an adult female victim reporting she had been sexually assaulted in her own vehicle.

Through the officer’s initial investigation, they learned the victim parked in a parking structure and was approached by the adult male suspect who forced her back into her vehicle. The suspect then drove the victim’s vehicle to several unknown locations where the acts of sexual assault occurred. The suspect then fled the scene on foot prior to officers’ arrival.

Sex Crimes detectives obtained video from surveillance cameras in the area and are releasing the footage, hoping that someone will recognize the suspect and come forward. The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as follows:

Gender: Male
Race: White or Hispanic
Age: 35-40 years
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Bald
Height: 5’7” to 5’8”
Physical Description: Medium build
Tattoos: All over body
Clothing: Wearing white tank top, colorful beach shorts, white tennis shoes

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Sex Crimes Detectives at (562) 570-7368 or Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org