Police Seek Help in Locating Hit and Run Driver

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Police Saturday are seeking the public’s help in identifying a felony hit and run suspect who struck and injured a bicyclist in South Los Angeles.

The collision occurred at about noon Wednesday at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Mateo Street, east of South Santa Fe Avenue, according to a Los Angeles Police Department bulletin.

During the course of their investigation, detectives from LAPD’s Central Traffic Division learned the driver of a 2006 burgundy Toyota Highlander with a California license plate #8YQZ698 collided with the bicyclist and drove away without rendering aid.

Police also learned that the Toyota Highlander is not registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles and they do not know who owns it.

The victim was hospitalized and is recovering from his injuries.

The driver was described as a male Latino between 20 to 25 years old, according to LAPD.

Anyone with additional information regarding the vehicle and/or the driver was asked to call Det. Juan CamposĀ at 213-833-3713 or email him at 31480@lapd.online or the Central Traffic Division watch commander at 213-833- 3746. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

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