New video shows sex-assault prowler trying to enter Echo Park apartment

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New surveillance video was released Thursday showing a suspected sexual predator hopping over a gate into an Echo Park apartment complex. (KABC)

New surveillance video was released Thursday showing a suspected sexual predator hopping over a gate into an Echo Park apartment complex.

Authorities have been asking for the public's help to find a man who broke into two women's apartments in Los Angeles and assaulted them before taking off Monday night.

In the surveillance video, the man is seen hopping over a gate. But unlike the previous incidents, in this new one the man is unable to get into anyone's apartment.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads authorities to the identity and arrest of the suspect.

Police described him as a man, about 25 to 30 years old, with black hair, about 6 feet tall and weighing 170-190 pounds.

In surveillance video from the first incidents, he was wearing an olive-green shirt with a picture of the Virgin Mary, as well as blue jeans and white shoes. He was also seen carrying a plastic bag.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Rampart Divisions detectives at (213) 484-3487 or (213) 484-3486. Anonymous tips may be provided to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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