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Sketch, Video Released in Redondo Beach Mall Stabbings

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — Police have released a sketch and surveillance video in the stabbings of two teenagers inside the South Bay Galleria.

The attacks happened near the mall’s AMC movie theaters on December 29 just before 7:30 p.m.

Police say a 13-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were stabbed in the chest multiple times.

The victims underwent surgery and are now listed in stable condition.

rb-stabber-fullPolice describe the suspect as a black male between 40 and 50 years old.

He is said to be tall with a medium build.

He had a beard and mustache and wore prescription glasses.

The suspect’s clothing is described as a knit beanie cap, green/brown fatigue (not camouflage) type jacket, blue jeans, black t-shirt.

Investigators said he used a kitchen knife to stab the teens.

Authorities say they have not been able to come up with a motive for the attack and believe the stabbings may have been a random act of violence.

Police are requesting the public’s assistance with any information regarding this incident.

Please call the Redondo Beach Police Department Tip line at (310) 937-6685 Or text to 310-339-2362.