DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are warning residents of an area of the Capitol Hill neighborhood about a series of attacks.
A group of people robbed at least three different victims in the area from 14th to Colfax and Pearl to Logan between Sept. 16 and Sept. 20.
Police say one to four African American men were involved in the attacks, which took place between 10:20 p.m. and 2:20 a.m. All of the suspects were between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall. One had braids to the neckline and one had a pony tail.
At least one business in the area is taking the situation seriously. The Nob Hill Bar is a favorite holein the wall on Colfax near Pennsylvania. It used to be that heading out the door just came with a verbal reminder.
“We tell them to watch their backs, ” said Justin Bird with the bar. “Don’t talk to anybody. Keep your head up.”
Now patrons can get an escort if they are uncomfortable.
“At least two or three times a night, we’ll walk a certain client home,” Bird said.
Police say the descriptions in these incidents sound similar to suspects wanted in a long string of assaults in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
“We’re looking at the possibility that there’s some kind of connection but we haven’t been able to make that yet,” Det. John White with the Denver Police Department said.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help and are offering a $2,000 reward in the case.
But for businesses in the area, right now the focus is on keeping the patrons safe and comfortable so they’ll continue to come in.
“We just want them to feel safe,” Bird said. “We want them to come back and have a good time.”
If you have information about about the crimes, you can call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). You can remain anonymous.