BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — A male with a handgun twice stole cars from drivers in Boulder Friday night and managed to run from police undetected.

Residents within a three-block radius of 2500 Bluff Street were asked to shelter in place and report any suspicious activity or sounds, according to a press release from the Boulder Police Department.

BPD’s press release states an undercover officer witnessed the suspect commit an armed carjacking on 28th Street near Glenwood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. When the officer intervened, the suspect rammed the police officer’s vehicle with the stolen car.

Police pursued the suspect south. The suspect crashed at 28th and Valmont Road, then carjacked another person there.

The suspect eventually crashed his second vehicle in the 2500 block of Bluff Street and ran away from the scene.

Police searched the area for a dark-skinned male with a medium frame, approximately 5-foot-7 tall, wearing a puffy tan jacket.

Saturday morning, Boulder PD Sgt. Lauri Wegscheider said the jacket allegedly worn by the suspect was recovered by detectives.

Boulder PD used officers, a police dog, and a drone in this search.


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