This is a new one: detectives in Los Angeles in suburban Van Nuys are seeking a guy who's grabbing women from behind as he slides past them on a skateboard. The guy approaches women on the street while riding a skateboard, police say.
Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division detectives have put out an all-points bulletin in seeking public assistance to identify a suspect who has sexually assaulted women while riding down the street on a skateboard.
The suspect has assaulted (grabbed) three victims from behind between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. earlier this month in separate incidents all on Oct. 10. The incidents have occurred in an area bordered by Sherman Way on the north, Vanowen Street on the south, Van Nuys Boulevard on the west and Hazeltine Avenue on the east.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic who stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He appears to be 20 to 25 years old and has been wearing a grey hoodie, gray pants and sunglasses.
Anyone who may have information on the incidents or the identity or location of the suspect is urged to contact LAPD Van Nuys Division detectives at (818) 374-0040. Callers with tips may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or texting Crime Stoppers to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.