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Santa Monica Police Seek Two Suspects Who Assaulted Man Early Thursday Morning:

Santa Monica police are urging anyone with information about an assault on the 3100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in the early morning hours of Thursday to contact the police department or make an anonymous tip.

Police are trying to identify and locate two suspects who are believed to be involved in an assault that resulted in great bodily injury.

At about 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, Santa Monica police responded to the 3100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard regarding an assault that had just occurred.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was walking westbound on the north sidewalk of Santa Monica Boulevard.

The victim was approached by two suspects who, without provocation, brutally beat the victim about the face and head by unknown means.

The victim sustained major injuries to his head, face and neck. He was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1:

Male, white, late 20s, 6’0” to 6’3”, 200-225 pounds, wearing a dark colored Arizona Diamondbacks baseball hat, white long sleeve shirt, dark colored shorts, and dark shoes.

Suspect #2:

Male, white, late 20s, 5’7” to 5’10”, 170 pounds, muscular build, short dark colored hair, wearing a dark colored t-shirt, dark colored pants, and dark shoes.

The suspects fled westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard to Northbound Berkeley and out of sight.

The suspects are believed to have frequented the area for a few days prior to the assault. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chad Goodwin at 310.458.8942 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at 310.458.8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310.458.8495.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call WE Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27643), or submit the tip online at www.wetip.com. You will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction, or anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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