Police Seek Help Identifying Persons of Interest in Assault Investigation

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2000 block of Beverly Plaza

Subjects wanted for questioning.

The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two subjects of interest who are wanted for questioning in connection with an assault that occurred this week at a residential complex.

On Monday, March 3, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a call of an assault and battery that occurred to a female in the 2000 block of Beverly Plaza.  During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the victim, a 19-year-old Long Beach resident, was walking through the complex while speaking on her cell phone when she was approached by a male subject who engaged her in a brief conversation. Suddenly, without provocation, a second subject physically assaulted her, repeatedly, and she lost consciousness. The victim sustained significant facial injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

It appears that at some point during the assault, the victim’s cell phone was taken.  No weapons were seen during the incident.

Prior to the incident, two suspicious looking male subjects were seen walking on the grounds of the complex.  They are described as follows:  a male Hispanic or African-American with a light complexion, 20 to 22-years-old, 5’10″ to 5’11” tall, approximately 180 pounds, and wearing a dark colored hat and dark clothing.  The second subject is possibly a male African-American, 20 to 22-year-old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, approximately 195 pounds with a stocky build, and wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone who can assist detectives in identifying these individuals or has information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Long Beach Police Robbery Detective Mark Steenhausen at (562) 570-7465. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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