Sexually violent predator sought after cutting off ankle monitor in Adams County

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The Colorado Department of Corrections issued an alert Tuesday night about an escaped sex offender.

Robert Chavez is classified as a sexually violent predator. Authorities said he cut off his ankle monitor Monday. Chavez was last seen near Pioneer Park in Commerce City.

Robert Chavez

Chavez is 5-foot-11 and 260 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

He has a history of sexual assault on a child and possessing a weapon.

Anyone who sees Chavez is asked to not approach him and instead call 911.