Beverly Hills Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Sex Assault


Beverly Hills Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Sex Assault Near Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - Beverly Hills police today asked for the public's help to locate a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman near the Beverly Hilton hotel.

The crime happened about 3:45 a.m. Sunday on Wilshire Boulevard at Merv Griffin Way, Beverly Hills police Lt. Elisabeth Albanese said.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video riding a bicycle and following the victim as she walked from West Hollywood, Albanese said.

``The suspect grabbed the victim from behind and pulled her to a secluded location where he attempted to sexually assault her,'' the lieutenant said. ``The suspect fled the area on his bike, eastbound Wilshire Boulevard to westbound Santa Monica Boulevard.''

The suspect was described as Hispanic, in his 30s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair in a ponytail and facial hair. He was wearing a dark green shirt. The bicycle is red and single speed.

``These types of incidents are highly unusual in Beverly Hills, and detectives are working to identify and locate the suspect,'' Albanese said.

The crime occurred near a main entrance to the Beverly Hilton hotel, Beverly Hills police Sgt. Bill Billingsley said. The surveillance video came from the hotel and a number of ``high-quality'' city cameras, he said.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (310) 285-2158.

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