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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 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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Covina police searching for man they say sexually assaulted 7-year-old

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Police circulated this drawing of the suspect. He is described as a white man between 18- and 40-years-old and between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall.

A man sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl outside her home over the weekend, police told ABC7, and Covina police are still searching for the man. At about 6:45 p.m. Saturday, the suspect walked up to the victim and covered her mouth with his hand before carrying her to the side of the house, the L.A. Times reports. He proceeded to assault the girl until she was able to bite his hand and break free. The girl was being chased to the front of the house when an adult neighbor saw the incident and screamed. He escaped in a 2005 or newer burgundy Nissan Altima with paper plates that said "Wondries" in black and neon green letters.

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