Two suspects involved in a brutal attack on a woman in her apartment complex earlier this month were arrested last week, thanks in part to police sketches released to the public. 

On March 12, just two days after Long Beach police released sketches of two subjects of interest in the March 3 assault in which a woman was beaten and her cell phone taken, 20-year-old Jonathan Britton and a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested for tresspassing in a complex adjacent to where the attack took place.

Detectives learned that the two had knowledge of the prior incident and, after compiling all the evidence, filed charges of attempted murder, battery with serious injury, assault by means of committing great bodily injury and robbery against Britton. Because police say they believe Britton was the main aggressor in the attack, the matter remains under investigation for the 15-year-old juvenile suspect who was with Britton at the time of the assault. The youth was released to his parents on March 12.  

“A resident had seen the sketches we released and picked-up the phone without hesitation,” said Robbery Detail Sergeant David Schillig. “As a direct result of their actions, we will be able to hold accountable the individuals responsible for this horrific and brutal crime.”

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