Blotter: Raccoons Attack Robbery Victim

The following information was made available to the public on the Hermosa Beach Police Department website. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Raccoons attacked a woman after she was robbed by an unidentified man and multiple assaults occurred in Hermosa Beach last week according to the Hermosa Beach Police Department crime map.

Robbery and raccoon attack

An unidentified man pushed a woman to the ground as she attempted to enter the outer gate of her apartment on Herondo St. around 1:40 a.m. on May 26, according to a police report.

The suspect then took the woman's purse and fled the scene. 

As the suspect was fleeing from the scene, the female victim was attacked by two raccoons, which police said were startled when the woman fell to the ground during the alleged robbery. 

The woman walked away with minor scrapes from the raccoon attack.

Meet the devil or God

A male suspect approached a vehicle at the intersection of Cypress and Pier Ave. at 11:15 p.m. on May 28 and stuck a knife through the passenger side window of the car. 

A police report said the suspect then asked a male victim if he "wanted to meet the devil or God." 

Hermosa Beach Police arrested the suspect.

Battery from a skateboard

A male suspect allegedly rode his skateboard behind another male and punched him in the head in the 100 block of Hermosa Ave. around 7:26 p.m. on May 28.

Police said the suspect then continued to punch and knee the victim until bystanders eventually stopped him.

Theft at grocery store

A female reported to police that her wallet was stolen while she shopped at Von's supermarket in the 700 block of Pier Ave on May 19.

The victim also reported that two of the credit cards stolen from the wallet were fraudulently used at two different stores. 

The victim stated she wished to press charges, said police.

Sexual assault

A female was sexually assaulted at a local establishment along Pier Ave. when an unknown male suspect reached under her dress and touched her crotch, according to a police report. The woman did not give the man permission to do so.

The incident occurred May 25 around 1:30 a.m. and the female victim expressed a desire to press charges against the suspect.

The Information above was compiled from the Hermosa Beach Police Department web site’s crime mapping tool and the Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch crime log.





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