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Elderly Man Victim of Unprovoked Assault Downtown

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By Jorge Casuso

December 9, 2019 -- Police arrested a suspect Saturday for the unprovoked assault of an elderly man in Downtown Santa Monica that afternoon.

The attack took place at around 12:25 on the 1100 block of 7th Street, said Lt Candice Cobarrubias, the Police Department spokesperson.

"A male subject struck an elderly male in the face causing significant facial trauma," Cobarrubias said. "The attack was unprovoked."

The suspect was later found by officers in the area of 800 block of Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park taken into custody without incident, she said.

"Due to the fact he may be involved in additional crimes, we are not releasing his name or photo at this time," Cobarrubias said.

Police are conducting follow up into the assault and the investigation is ongoing, she said.

Santa Monica saw a 23 percent decrease in reported assaults between January 1 and September 30 this year -- from 308 during that period last year to 238 this year.

The decrease was part of a general trend that saw serious crime drop by more the 14 percent -- from 4,168 reported crimes to 3,569 during that period ("Crime Dropped in Santa Monica During First Nine Months of Year, Police Data Show," October 8, 2019).

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