Lancaster sheriff’s station authorities are asking for the public’s help in their search for two people believed to be involved in an assault on an Antelope Valley public bus.
The incident occurred on Oct. 22 at about 5:45 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Marco Grajales said.
Investigators believe the man pictured in a bulletin released Thursday assaulted the victim on an Antelope Valley Transit Authority bus and then fled the scene with an accomplice.
The victim was described as a 68-year-old man who was struck six to eight times on and around his face, Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Ali Villalobos said.
The incident apparently began when the man asked a woman to move so that someone could get by. A short time later, the male suspect boarded the bus and attacked the victim, Villalobos said.
The victim was bruised in the attack but was doing well, Villalobos said.
The suspect was described as a man with short dreadlocks and glasses.
His accomplice, who was also pictured in the police bulletin, was described as a woman with tattoos on her right forearm.
Both people were seen leaving in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Traverse, the Sheriff’s Department stated.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or the accomplice is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 661-948-8466. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.