DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver continue to look for three teenagers they say attacked a man inside his Stapleton home on Thursday.
The man was working in his garage in the Bluff Lake neighborhood when three teenage males approached him, demanded money, and stuck him in the head with a handgun. The account of what happened was posted by Denver police in the Stapleton Community Watch group on Facebook.
The attack happened around noon on Thursday. Details on the man’s condition were not provided.
“We had a serious incident occur in the Stapleton community a few hours ago,” wrote Lieutenant Ian Culverhouse in the post, adding: “The area was searched but the suspects were not located. All of the suspects are described as Hispanic and wearing dark clothing, and they appeared to be teenagers. Detectives are actively working on the case.”
The Bluff Lake development is home to many families with young children and an elementary school, which was placed on lockout status while police investigated the robbery and assault. Parents and homeowners tell CBS4 they are frightened by word of what happened.
Ginger Conly, mom to two children, said she heard about the attack through text messages from neighbors.
“This one was somebody in their garage doing something and then getting physically assaulted,” Conly said, “I think just the violent component was a little more rattling and jarring.”
Alexa Salg, also a mother, says the incident makes her feel unsafe when opening her garage. She says children are often outside, riding bikes and walking in the neighborhood.
Salg added security cameras to her home last year, when another homeowner reported finding bullet holes near his child’s crib following a shooting near Lima Street and Havana Way.
“That was right when we moved here and that was really scary too,” Salg said, “Then to have something like this happen again it just makes me nervous.”