DENVER (CBS4) – Police are searching for two men following an attack on Capitol Hill that’s of a nature that isn’t frequently reported.
Authorities said two men sexually assaulted another man last weekend. The attack was reported near 13th and Emerson late at night, and the suspects ran towards Colfax Avenue after the attack.
A resident of the neighborhood CBS4 interviewed said crime isn’t all that uncommon in Capitol Hill.
“I guess I’m not weirded out or anything by the incident but I guess it’s kind of alarming, too,” he said.
Denver police spokesman Carlos Montoya said this type of crime involving all men isn’t that unusual, but hearing about it is.
“We do have sex assaults reported but it is unusual for a male victim to come forward and let us know that they’ve been assaulted,” Montoya said.
Police have released sketches of each suspect.
The first is a black man in his 20s with a short afro hairstyle and a scar over his left eye. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with black lettering, a dark sweatshirt and a gold watch. The second was a white man in his 20s with a short buzz cut and muscular build. He was wearing a black windbreaker and Nike high top tennis shoes. He has a tattoo on his right forearm and a large silver ring. He also has a deep voice.
There is a Crime Stoppers reward in the case.
Police released the following information about Crimestoppers contact information in relation to this case:
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