Another Woman Attacked in Griffith Park
For the second Wednesday morning in a row a woman was attacked in Griffith Park.
While last week's crime was described as an attempted sexual assault on a hiker, today's was said to be a robbery, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
At this point cops are saying that today's robbery didn't appear to have a sexual component, but ...
... the situation is still under investigation, LAPD Officer Sally Madera told us.
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Likewise, she said, any possible connection to last week's assault is still being probed. "There has been nothing stated as to a connection at this point," Madera said. "It has not been determined."
In both cases, the suspect was described as a Latino man in his 30s. Today's suspect was described only as a 30-year-old Spanish speaker in a "workout suit," the officer told us.
Last week's crime, reported at 10 a.m. inside the park, involved a light-skinned suspect in his early- to mid-30s who is 5 feet, 7 inches, 150 pounds, according to the LAPD.
He had short brown hair and a mustache, police said. The suspect was wearing a polo shirt, jeans and hiking shoes and was carrying a backpack.
This morning's attack on a woman walking took place near an entrance to the park at Fern Dell Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard, police said.
The L.A. Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 6:55 a.m. and took one patient to a hospital, the department's Katherine Main told us.
The victim was hurt after she became engaged in a "physical struggle" with the suspect, Madera said. The woman was stable at a hospital, she said.
The suspect, after speaking Spanish to the victim, attacking her and taking undisclosed property, fled on a bike, Madera said.
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