Homeless victims survive baseball bat attack in Los Angeles

Posted at 5:08 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 20:08:23-04

LOS ANGELES (KGTV) - Los Angeles Police detectives asked Monday for the public’s help to find a man who attacked homeless victims with a baseball bat.

Officers reported an assault on two people near the 700 block of Wilshire Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles Sunday morning. A further investigation found a third victim several blocks away near the area of 5th St. at Flower, according to the LAPD.

Police said a man beat the victims with a baseball bat and went through their pockets, taking items before walking away. The man took his bat with him.

Officers described the man as white or Hispanic. He was wearing a blue hat, grey sweatshirt, black shorts, and bright white tennis shoes. Police said the man also had dark, bushy hair.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.