Urn holding 2-year-old’s ashes stolen from car in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS – An urn containing the ashes of a woman’s two-year-old son was stolen from her car outside of the Radisson Hotel in Colorado Springs early Saturday morning, according to Colorado Springs police.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the woman’s car was one of 10 that were broken into during what police describe as a “smash and grab” series of thefts at a cluster of hotels near Aeroplaza Drive and Fountain Boulevard. The woman was moving to Colorado Springs from out of state, according to police.
Officers began responding to reports that the cars of guests at the TownePlace Suites, The Radisson Hotel and the Holiday Inn had been broken into starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Police said the suspect smashed windows to grab the urn, as well as several iPods, GPS devices and brief cases from the other cars.
One suspect is described as a 5-foot-7 white man in his early 20s, with an 8-inch red and black Mohawk and tattoos covering his arms. Police said he was last seen fleeing the area in a four-door white Pontiac Grand Am.
The second suspect is described as a stocky-built, 5-foot-9 man wearing a gray hoodie. Police said he may have been driving a white Dodge Ram or Dakota truck.
Anyone with information about the thefts can call Colorado Springs police at (719) 444-7000, or Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-7867.