Boulder Police Ask For Help To Find Serial Robber
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Boulder are asking everyone to help them find a suspect in a series of armed robberies.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall with a stocky build and short dark hair. Police have released two sketches of the suspect. A third sketch was released Thursday in connection with Monday’s attack.
Police believe that from the similarity of the suspect sketches, the same man committed all of the crimes.
“The message is that we are concerned about this as much as you are and we have applied a lot of resources to try to find this person and try to determine exactly where this person is,” said Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner.
He has been seen riding either a silver or red bicycle.
The most recent attack happened Tuesday night, Aug. 16 at a parking garage near 23rd and Pearl.
On Monday, three women were forced into Boulder Creek by a gunman.
The first robbery happened on the University of Colorado campus on Aug. 11.
Police said they are pulling out all the stops to find this man, including asking other city employees to help look for him.
“We do have extra patrols out, we have additional resources that we’ve applied to this case. Including, we’ve asked some assistance from other city departments, Parks and Rec and Public Works, who have people out on the bike path and in the downtown area, doing maintenance type work. We’ve asked them to be extra eyes and ears for us, ” said Beckner.
Thursday is move-in day for students. Many are concerned, so are their parents.
“We’re putting out a series of emails about safety. We tend to do that anyway during move in time, but we’ve accelerated those,” said CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard.
Beckner would not comment on whether police had been in contact with a possible suspect or whether that suspect had used any of the credit cards he stole from the women. Based on several tips, police believe the suspect is still in the area.