Police release suspect sketch in Boulder attacks

Posted on: 10:30 pm, November 28, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:57pm, December 1, 2012

BOULDER, Colo. — Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects involved in the recent Boulder robbery assault cases.

The suspect depicted in the sketch was involved in the most recent incident on Nov. 27, when a 25-year-old male jogger was attacked as he ran along the Boulder Creek path near 3rd and Canyon. The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall white male who weighs 225 pounds. He has a brown beard and was wearing a beanie cap, flannel jacket and steel-toed construction boots, according to police.

The robbers attacked young men at least four times in the last month sending some to the hospital. Now police are looking for tips and warning people about the cases.

According to police, on Nov. 1 near 10th and Marine, a 21-year-old man was walking with friends between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. He stopped to talk with an acquaintance and the group moved on without him.

As the young man ran to catch up with his friends, someone grabbed him from behind and two men forced him to the ground. They went through his pockets for his wallet.

The robbers ran away when one of the young man’s friends heard the commotion and ran back to help. The young man ended up in the hospital for minor injuries.

Police say the second attack was on either Nov. 9 or 10 between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. The victims were walking around 11th and Pearl Street when another man tackled them.

According to police, the attacker pushed one of the men into his friends causing all three to fall to the ground. The suspect searched two of the men’s pockets for their wallets.

One of the victims ended up in the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the attacker is a white man about 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 180 or 190 pounds. He had blonde hair and large black gauge earrings.

A third incident according to police took place on Nov. 17 around 2:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of Lawry Lane. In this case a 23-year-old man and his friend stopped to give a stranger a cigarette.

The three men came up to the victim and began verbally and physically attacking him. The 23-year-old ended up in the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Police said the latest incident was on Nov. 27 at 6:30 a.m. A man was jogging on the bike path near 3rd and Arapahoe when a man asked him for assistance.

When the jogger stopped, two other men appeared and began to assault the jogger, going through his pockets. The victim fought back and may have seriously injured one of the men, police said.

Those attackers are described as being between 25 and 30 years old. The main suspect is a white male who is 6 feet tall and 225 pounds. He has a brown beard and may have an injured left eye.

The second attacker is described as a white man about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He has a medium build with a closely cropped brown beard. He may have an injured right hand, police said.

The third attacker was either a dark-skinned white or Hispanic male who spoke some Spanish. He’s 5 feet 6 inches tall with a sparse black mustache.

Since witnesses have given different descriptions of the suspects investigators have not determined if the crimes are related. If you have any information, please call Boulder police at (303) 441-3330.