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LAPD releases composite sketches of Los Feliz predator


LAPD has released composite sketches of the suspect they believe is responsible for a wave of burglaries and sexual assualts in Los Feliz that began in March.

Multi-unit buildings and single family structures along and near Los Feliz Boulevard were targeted, and police say the suspect entered through doors or windows, taking computers, money, jewelry and clothes.

The suspect also targeted single women, making sexual contact with several sleeping victims during a number of the break-ins, said officials. 

Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch published the photos Monday, and reports the incidents occurred "in the rectangle formed by Los Feliz Boulevard, Seneca Avenue, Riverside Drive and Griffith Park Boulevard."

LA Weekly published the Community Notification on Monday and reports that officers connected the string of break-ins and assaults when a woman came forward in August after realizing a dream she thought she had was actually a real attack. 

L.A. Times reported that the roommate of one of the female victims had seen the predator, and was helping police with a composite sketch last August. The roommate told officials that the suspect acted so calmly inside the apartment that he didn't realize he was the alleged predator.

Suspect information via LAPD Community Notification:

  • Male Hispanic
  • Black Hair
  • 5’7”-5’10”
  • 160-180 lbs.
  • 25-35 years old
  • Mustache, dark complexion and slim build

Police advised residents, via the notice, to continue keep their windows and doors closed and locked at night. Contact detectives Danetta Menifee or Nancy Nelson at (213) 486-6910 with information about the case.