September 9, 2011
On Sunday, September 4, 2011 at approximately 8:54 p.m., officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the 2600 Block of the beach in between the bike path and the beach restrooms regarding a report of a male adult lying unconscious on the ground, while a subject stood over the victim and removed his property.
Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who appeared to have been assaulted about the head and face with an unknown hard object. The victim was bleeding profusely and was unconscious. With the assistance of one witness, who only observed part of the incident, officers detained two possible suspects involved in the assault and robbery of the victim.
The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he remains today.
Investigators have learned that at the time of the assault, there were several individuals in the general area who may have witnessed the crime and would like to speak with them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Larios at (310)458-8937 or Sergeant Rutan at (310)458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310)458-8495.