MAYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) --Authorities are warning families in the Maywood community of a home intruder on the loose who has been sexually assaulting and targeting young women.
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said an attacker broke into a home in the 3600 block of 58th Place at 4 a.m. on Saturday, went into a female victim's bedroom and covered her mouth. When the victim's mother heard the noise and checked on her daughter, the suspect ran away.
Sheriff's officials believe the suspect may be connected to a string of similar crimes in Maywood back in October.
In two of the cases, the intruder sexually assaulted his victims.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing dark clothing.
Sheriff's detectives were asking for the public's help in obtaining any information regarding the incidents and in locating the suspect.
Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County East Los Angeles Station Detective Bureau at (323) 264-4151. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).