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January 24th, 2013 by Temple City Tribune
The Monrovia Police Department has asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of New Years Day. A man was beaten and police have released a composite sketch of the suspect.
At around 2 a.m. a young man and his girlfriend were walking down Myrtle Avenue after attending the New Year’s Eve Party in Old Town Monrovia. According to police, “as they neared the intersection of Myrtle and Chestnut Avenues, they were approached from behind by three male suspects.”
“Words were exchanged between the victim and the Hispanic male suspect. The victim was struck from behind and fell to the ground. The suspect repeatedly punched the victim in the head and face, causing serious facial injuries which require reconstructive surgery.”
Detective Rob Wilkins of MPD is in charge of the investigation and is asking for help in identifying the suspect. The man the police are searching for is described as a male Hispanic, 5’8” tall, approximately 140 Lbs with a thin build, brown hair and eyes and a fail complexion.
If you were a witness to this crime, or can assist police in identifying the suspect from the sketch, please contact Det. Wilkins at (626) 256-8000.