Police investigating possible connection between Boyle Heights and East L.A. hammer attacks

 One of the two assaults occurred at Grande Vista Avenue South of Union Pacific

One of the two Boyle Heights assaults occurred near Grande Vista and Union Pacific avenues

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — LAPD Hollenbeck Division detectives investigating two recent assaults involving a hammer in Boyle Heights are trying to determine if the crimes are related to similar attacks reported in the spring in East Los Angeles, several news outlets reported.

The most recent attack was reported on July 21. A man was walking his dog near Savannah and New Jersey streets when he was hit in the back of  the head with a hammer. Police told KTLA the victim ran to his house and was not able to get a description of the attacker.

Another person who apparently saw the attack described the suspect as a white man with long brown hair, wearing a baseball cap, gray flannel shirt and carrying a backpack.

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