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LAPD looking for man who beat 80-year-old woman

Los Angeles police are looking for a man they say forced his way inside an 80-year-old woman’s Hollywood apartment and beat her, leaving her in critical condition.

The attack happened about 4 a.m. Saturday, at a retirement complex near Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, police said. The man repeatedly hit the buzzer at the entrance of the secured complex, police said, until an unknown person let him inside.

Surveillance footage, released Wednesday by the LAPD, showed the man taking an elevator to one of the building’s upper floors. He then knocked on the door of an apartment where the 80-year-old woman lived alone, police said.