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Search on for man who hit woman on bus, took her cellphone

January 19, 2012 |  7:54 am

Police said Thursday they are looking for a man who hit and robbed a woman on a bus in Mid-City and released surveillance video of the incident to help with their search.

The man and woman were riding the bus Jan. 9 about 6:15 a.m. when he struck her in the face twice, took her cellphone and ran off when it stopped at Pico and La Cienega boulevards.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics treated the 26-year-old woman for minor injuries at the scene.

The suspect is described as a 20- to 27-year-old Latino with brown eyes, 5-feet-6, 180 to 200 pounds with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, black jacket, checkered pants and blue-and-white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (213) 922-8205 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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-- Dalina Castellanos

Video: Surveillance video aboard bus where assault occurred. Credit: lapdonline

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