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Women Sexually Assaulted, Robbed on Hermosa Valley School Property

The two women were walking toward the back of the school Saturday morning when the attack occurred.

Hermosa Beach police are looking for two adult black males who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted two women who were walking on property Saturday around 2 a.m. The school is at 1645 Valley Drive, near the intersection of Pier Avenue.

HBPD Detective Mick Gaglia said the women were approached by the suspects who said they had knives and grabbed the women's breasts by reaching under their shirts before stealing their purses, phones and other property, he said.

The women were told, "We have knives. We will stab you if you don't give us everything." and to get on their knees.

The women complied, handing over their property to the suspects, who then fled. The victims waited a few minutes before screaming for police and assistance.

Each suspect is described as an adult black male, 6" tall, with a heavy build. One was wearing a black hoodie and jeans; the other a grey hoodie and blue shorts. 

 Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects should contact Detective Mick Gaglia by phone at 310-318-0348 or email him at mgaglia@hermosapolice.org.

bob September 13, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Wow-How far from the Police HQ...? Almost close enough to shoot a rubber band from I guess. At least they are the most important things and making sure parking laws are enforced!!
mary shap September 13, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I said out loud to myself BEFORE reading the article: 'Black Perps' and of course was CORRECT. When are these scumbags going to end the stereotypes by not BEING stereotypes? let me guess, some lib-tard will get upset, and post a photo of these thugs when they were 10 (the year before they started committing crimes) and blame the scary, scary white women who were robbed. Too bad there weren't any decent white males to witness this and kick these thugs' as*es. First we have a stabbing by a negro in Hermosa, and now a threat to stab? We need citzens to patrol the streets with baseball bats.
Catch A Wave September 13, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Mary, it is a shame that any nauseating bigots and racists like you live in Hermosa Beach. Thankfully, you are part of a very small minority and are in no way representative of the decent, tolerant, inclusive citizens who live in this great city.
Gretchen Kix September 14, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Lots of out-of-town scantally clad women walk along Valley Dr. in the early a.m. They were hoping to get lucky down at Pier Plaza or at Zen Lounge. Were these women Hermosans or from out of town? Please describe in detail.
Gretchen Kix September 14, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Why would anyone walk towards the back of the school at 2 a.m.? Geez, that's 100% stupid!

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