DENVER (CBS4) – A brutal attack on an unsuspecting stranger was caught on camera at an RTD light rail station. There weren’t many eyewitnesses, but RTD has about five cameras around the station that captured the suspects.
It happened at the Knox Court station on the “W” line in broad daylight on Thursday, around 2 o’clock in the afternoon.
“It appears the suspects followed the victim on foot for a short period of time before one of the suspects struck the victim several times and robbed him,” said a Denver police spokesperson.
The fight took 40 seconds. Police would not say much about the victim or what was taken.
Video shows the suspect in the red shirt with some kind of object that he used to beat the victim. The shirtless suspect stood back and did not get involved, but he might be police’s best hope of catching the pair.
After the fight, the two suspects ran back across the light rail station, getting caught on several cameras. The shirtless suspect had a visible specialized tattoo on his chest.
“In general I feel safe, yeah. Again, if it were dark I probably would not feel safe, because of the area it’s in,” said citizen Wendy Geaslin.
People at the light rail station on Thursday were shocked what had happened.
When told the mugging happened at 2 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, Gleasin said, “And nobody helped?”
“Kind of wondering where all the other people were that could have stopped it,” she said.
Police want to speak with witnesses.
“The community is a valuable partner in helping us solve crimes like this,” said a police spokesperson.
The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. Police issued a bulletin with images of the suspects hoping the public can recognize the men.
Anyone with information is asked to call police, and can remain anonymous with a Crimestoppers tip.