Police Release Security Video of 3 Suspects in Ambush Beating, Robbery

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Police Release Security Video of 3 Suspects in Ambush Beating, Robbery

by Contributing Editor

Police Wednesday released security video of a baseball bat attack in a Van Nuys hotel parking lot on a man who was ambushed after meeting up with two women he contacted on a website typically used to find sex.

The victim was walking with two women — suspected as accomplices in the crime — when he was attacked about 1:15 a.m. on Jan. 18 in the 5500 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“As the group was walking through the parking lot, one of the females motioned with her hands to a male suspect who was nearby,” according to an LAPD statement. “The male suspect approached the victim from behind with a wooden baseball bat. The suspect attacked the victim with the bat, striking him multiple times in the head.”

The victim lost consciousness and fell to the ground.

“While the victim was unconscious on the ground, the suspect stood over the victim and struck the victim in the face numerous times with the baseball bat,” police said. “After brutally beating the victim, the suspect walked to a nearby vehicle and discarded the wooden baseball bat. The suspect returned to where the victim had collapsed on the ground and took the victim’s wallet and cell phone from the victim’s pockets.”

The woman who signaled the male with the bat also appears to try to dissuade the attacker before and during the beating.

The victim met the women online, on a site typically used to find or offer sex, LAPD Officer Jeff Lee said.

Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not made available.

The male wore a brown or orange jacket with its hood pulled over his head as well as dark pants and white tennis shoes. One of the women was wearing a black top, blue jeans and black tennis shoes and the other a black top, dark pants and unknown color shoes, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 818-374-0087, or 877-LAPD-247.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or lacrimestoppers.org.

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