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$25K Reward Offered in Case of Stabbing Attack on 2 Teens at Local Mall

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Authorities in Redondo Beach are putting up a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man suspected of attacking two teens with a kitchen knife at an area mall.The attack happened the evening of December 29, as the two 13-year-old victims were outside the AMC Theatres on the third floor of the South Bay Galleria. The suspect appeared to have unleashed on the boy and girl in what is being called an unprovoked attack.

Both teens are recovering from their injuries.

The male victim's dad told the press today that after his first priority of seeing to his son's health, his second priority is "to get this dirtbag off the streets," referring to the kids' unknown assailant, according to City News Service.

That suspect is described as a tall black male in his 40s, with a medium build. He had a graying beard and a mustache and he may have been wearing prescription glasses. The attacker was seen wearing a knit cap, a green/brown "fatigue-type jacket" that was not
camouflaged, blue jeans and a black T-shirt.

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Police released a composite sketch of the suspect soon after the attack.

The reward was made possible for the Redondo Beach Police Department thanks to the involvement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reports Patch.