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LAPD releases composite sketches of Los Feliz predator

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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. 

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LAPD tells Los Feliz to lock its doors and windows

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Los Feliz Boulevard

Los Feliz is currently on LAPD's radar for a number of nighttime sexual assaults and burglaries reported in the area. 

Multi-unit buildings and single family structures along Los Feliz Boulevard have targeted by an individual that police say entered through doors or windows. 

The suspect -- who reportedly took computers, money, jewelry and clothes -- also made sexual contact with several sleeping victims, say officials. Suspect information was released by the Northeast Area LAPD:

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

Residents are being advised to keep doors and windows locked, and to pay close attention to their surroundings. Detectives with the LAPD Special Assault Section, Robbery-Homicide Division are asking the public to contact them with any pertinent information.

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Pinkberry scoop: Co-founder pleads not guilty to tire iron assault of homeless man

Pinkberry Co-founder Arrrested

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A Pinkberry store is seen in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles.

Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee, accused in the June tire iron beating of a homeless man near a 101 Freeway off-ramp, pleaded not guilty to felony assault in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Upinder Kalra granted Lee, who remains free on $60,000 bail, a one-time dispensation allowing him to travel to South Korea, reports the L.A. Times. Lee agreed to automatic extradition should he fail to make his next court date on March 5.

Lee has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a summer 2011 attack on a transient, allegedly over a sexually explicit tattoo that may have been viewed as disrespectful, according to authorities.

Los Angeles police say words were exchanged between the man seeking money and Lee in a rented Range Rover.

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