Los Angeles

Man Wanted for Beating Homeless People with Baseball Bat in DTLA

Detectives released security video Monday of a suspect who beat three homeless people in downtown Los Angeles with a baseball bat before going through their pockets and robbing them.

One attack was reported about 7 a.m. Sunday near the 700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"A canvass of the area also located an additional victim near the area of Fifth Street between Flower Street and Figueroa (Street)," according to police.

Paramedics took three people, all in critical condition, to a hospital, police said. Investigators determined the victims were attacked about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the LAPD.

"The suspect beat the victims with a baseball bat and went through the victims' pockets, taking property," police said. "The suspect was last seen leaving the area on foot."

Video of the suspect was shared at news conference at LAPD headquarters.

He is described as white or Hispanic with dark bushy hair and wearing a blue hat, gray sweatshirt, black shorts and bright white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information that could lead detectives to the suspect was urged to call Detectives Daryn Dupree, David Holmes or Laura Evens of the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6860 or the Real Time Analysis and Critical Response Division at (213) 484-6700.

After hours or on weekends calls should by directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.

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

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