The LAPD has released a drawing of a man suspected of assaulting or exposing himself to three women in Debs Park since January.
In each case the women were walking alone through the large park that sprawls across the hills east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway next to Montecito Heights and Hermon. The first incident took place in January when a woman was groped by a male Latino riding a bicycle; a similar incident took place in June when a man riding a green bicycle exposed his genitals to a woman after he asked to borrow her cell phone, police said. The most recent incident, which was reported by The Eastsider, in July involved a Highland Park woman who was punched in the face and thrown to the ground.
An LAPD news release provided a description of the suspect:
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic 20-25 years-old. He stands 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 140 to 160 pounds. He has a light complexion with dark short hair. The suspect spoke Spanish to one of the victims and did not appear to be homeless.
Anyone who might recognize the suspect or have information about the crimes is asked to contact Hollenbeck Division detectives at (323) 342-4110 during business hours or (877) 527-3247 on weekends and non business hours.