Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
9/29/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
L.B.P.D. SEEKS ADDITIONAL VICTIMS IN POTENTIAL SEXUAL BATTERY SERIES
Victims sought in connection to at least 8 sexual battery incidents
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The Long Beach Police Department is investigating at least eight sexual battery incidents and is seeking more information on additional victims.

In May of 2021, the Long Beach Police Department was made aware of an incident where a male adult suspect approached a female adult victim from behind and sexually battered her. Since then, Sex Crimes detectives have been able to connect seven other incidents with similar circumstances.

Generally, the incidents involved female adult victims and occurred while the victims were walking alone. During several of the incidents, it was reported that the suspect appeared to be jogging, and as he passed the victim, he would commit a sexual battery and flee from the area on foot. During one incident, the suspect was riding an electric scooter. The location of the incidents has been between Alamitos Avenue east to Redondo Avenue and Ocean Boulevard north to Anaheim Street.

The suspect is being described as follows:

Age: 30-40 years-old
Gender: Male
Race: Black with a light complexion
Height: 5'10 – 6'00
Weight: Thin/athletic build
Tattoo: Neck tattoo of pinkish/ red lip
Clothing: Black face covering, black or dark-colored adjustable hat, long sleeve shirt (various colors), jogging pants (usually black or gray), and black running shoes.
Vehicle: Possibly driving a silver-colored sedan parked near where the incidents occurred.

Below is a list of the eight incident’s dates and approximate times and locations:

  • May 30, 2021, at approximately 5:38 p.m. near the area of Redondo Avenue and Anaheim Street.
  • On June 29, 2021, at approximately 9:52 a.m., near the area of 3rd street and Cherry Avenue.
  • On Aug. 16, 2021 at approximately 3:58 p.m., near the area of Orizaba Avenue and 4th Street.
  • On Aug. 16, 2021, at approximately 10:27 p.m., near the area of Temple Avenue and 4th Street.
  • On Aug. 30, 2021, at approximately 9:26 a.m., near the area of Alamitos Avenue and E. Broadway.
  • On Sept. 3, 2021, at approximately 10:27 a.m., near the area of Alamitos Avenue and 3rd Street.
  • On Sept. 12, 2021, at approximately 2:03 p.m., near the area of Alamitos Avenue and 2nd Street.
  • On Sept. 24, 2021, at approximately 2:03 p.m., near the area of Redondo Avenue and 4th Street.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to remind the public to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to report any suspicious persons or activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Detectives would like to encourage anyone who may have also been a victim and have not reported the incident to do so immediately by calling Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711.

Anyone who may have information regarding the person responsible for these crimes should contact Sex Crimes Detective Detail at (562) 570-7368. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org