Police Monday sought public help to find a man who attacked an 85-year-old woman in Koreatown, leaving her with severe facial injuries.
The crime occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday near Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The suspect was described only as Hispanic and in his mid-30s, according to the LAPD.
The victim said all she remembers is the man walking beside her and then hitting her before she woke up, her granddaughter, Yujin Ko, told ABC7.
“Her eyes are black and blue, her forehead is black and blue. She got a lot of stitches on her scalp, so she’s bandaged up,” Ko said.
The suspect hit her for no apparent reason, Ko said.
“Luckily, a lot of people were there to help her, and so she said people were rushing to her, and I don’t know if that’s the time that guy got away,” Ko added. “The paramedics came, the ambulance came, and the police came.”
Detectives were looking for security images that could help solve the crime. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD Olympic Division at (213) 382-9045.
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