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Vandals Cause $70,000 Worth Of Damage To Former Fraternity House In Boulder

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(credit: Boulder Police Department)

(credit: Boulder Police Department)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – There’s now a $10,000 reward for information on a former fraternity house in Boulder that was trashed by vandals.

The house is in the 1100 block of University Avenue. Surveillance photos show six men inside the former Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. They threw rocks and broke windows before pushing a table against a wall to get into a room on the second floor. Once they got in they kicked a wall and set off a fire extinguisher.

The vandalism occurred on Nov. 17. The owner and property manager are very angry after the building suffered $70,000 worth of damage.

“We’ve got people breaking in, causing thousands and thousands of dollars in damage,” property manager Caldwell Sullivan said. “It’s just beyond frustrating, it’s hard to understand.”

“That’s pretty ridiculous, that’s a lot of damage to do in one night,” University of Colorado senior Cole Williams said.

Students living across an alley from the building looked at pictures of the suspects but could not definitively identify anyone. They said the building is often a target.

“Drunken Friday, Saturday nights I’ve seen kids throwing glass bottles,” CU graduate student Coleman Tekell said.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The Greek Life attorney for CU fraternities is Mark Stein. He said Boulder police talked to the current Sigma Alpha Epsilon members who looked at the surveillance photos. Police don’t believe Sigma Alpha Epsilon members are involved in the crime.

“The Boulder student community is fairly small and we feel like there’s a good chance we’ll catch the guys who have done it,” Sullivan said.

The suspects are described as white males, 18 to 15 years old. There was also a female outside the building during the course of the vandalism.

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