Boulder police release sketch of kidnap, assault suspect

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Sketch of kidnap, assault suspect in Boulder. July 30, 2012

Sketch of kidnap, assault suspect in Boulder. July 30, 2012

BOULDER, Colo. – Police are searching for two men wanted in connection with a kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred in the area of 17th and University early Sunday morning.  

They released a sketch of one of the suspects Monday afternoon.

According to police, the victim was grabbed and forced into a dark blue SUV near the Boulderado Hotel at 13th and Spruce Street around 2 a.m.

The victim told police she was driven to an unknown residence in the area of 17th and University where she was sexually assaulted. She was able to get away from the two men after the assault and run to 28th and Arapahoe where she contacted a friend who then called police.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as either a dark blue Ford Explorer or Expedition.

There are two different suspects described by the victim:

Suspect #1 is a white male, believed to be in his 40’s, approximately 6-feet-03, described as having a big gut. His hair cut was described as “buzzed.” He was last seen without a shirt and described as having a very hairy chest.

Suspect #2 is a white male, believed to be in his 40’s, shorter than the first suspect, but described as tall.  (The victim is very short.) He was described as skinny.  It was noted that he had very blue eyes.   The victim will be working with a police composite artist in the next few days.

Police are looking for any witnesses that may have observed the suspects prior to the incident, or forcing the victim into the SUV in the area of 13th and Spruce. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Lutz at 303-441-4374.

Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. 

Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com

Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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