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.
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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