The suspect in a pair of assaults in the WeHo area this week was arrested Thursday by Los Angeles PD.
The suspect, a transient black man in his 30s, was captured on security camera footage forcing a woman into a garage before attempting to rape her around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 800 block of Vista Ave. She broke free and the suspect fled the scene. Twenty minutes later, the man pushed another woman into her apartment off the 7600 block of Hampton Ave. in West Hollywood. She screamed, catching the attention of neighbors, and the assailant ran off.
A Community Safety Alert was issued by law enforcement prior to his capture.
West Hollywood Station and the Los Angeles Police Department want the community to be aware of an assaultive transient.
Today, February 15, 2022, at approximately 1 pm, a female adult was walking in the 800 block of N. Vista Street in the City of Los Angeles. A male, black, transient, early 30’s, wearing dark clothing and carrying a bag, pushed the female into a garage. The female victim was able to quickly get away from the male suspect. Approximately 15-20 minutes later, in the 7600 block of Hampton Ave in the City of West Hollywood, a male, black, transient, early 30’s, with dark clothing carrying a bag, pushed a female adult into her apartment. The female victim screamed, and the male suspect ran out. This is preliminary information.