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Santa Monica Police Arrest Suspect in Violent Home Invasion Robbery


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February 27, 2018 -- Santa Monica police on Tuesday arrested a suspect for attempted rape and assault with a deadly weapon in a home invasion robbery near Downtown last week.

Rashad Devon Harris, 25, is suspected of breaking into an apartment in the 1700 block of 5th Street and stabbing the female victim multiple times with a knife he took from her kitchen, police said.

The victim fought back, inflicting a wound on his hand before he fled, police said.

Rashad Devon Harris booking photo She was transported to a local hospital where she underwent surgery ("Woman Stabbed Multiple Times During Home Invasion in Santa Monica," February 23, 2018).

"Detectives were able to link Harris to the crime based on evidence collected and forensic processing of the crime scene," said Lt. Saul Rodriguez, the Police Department spokesman.

Rashad Devon Harris booking photo (Courtesy Santa Monica Police Department)

"Harris was identified as the primary suspect and efforts commenced towards locating him."

Police located and arrested Harris without incident at the Van Nuys Probation Office in the San Fernando Valley.

In addition to attempted rape and assault, Harris was booked for kidnapping and Probation Violation.

Harris is being held at Santa Monica Jail with no bail options pending court proceedings.

Detectives are expected to present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Airport Division for filing consideration later this

Anyone with information related to this investigation should call Detective Burciaga at (310) 458-8932; or Detective J. Rodriguez at (310) 458-2233; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.



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