2 suspects arrested in string of burglaries in Boulder

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BOULDER, Colo. – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a string of overnight burglaries in Boulder.

In the four burglaries that took place in the 700 and 800 blocks of 17th Street, and the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Columbine Ave., all of the residents left their doors unlocked.

Lindsey Rast, 20, and John Bowden, 31, were arrested on charges of second degree burglary, trespassing and criminal conspiracy.

Police said more charges may follow as they continue to investigate the pair’s connection to other burglaries in the area.

The first burglary occurred at a home in the 800 block of 17th Street at approximately 2:42 a.m. One of the residents heard loud noises, and when they went to investigate what was going on, the two suspects fled the scene.

According to police, Rast dropped her cell phone and purse when she was leaving the house. Officers found her identification inside.

The second burglary happened in the 1700 block of Columbine at 5:37 a.m., and responding officers found Rast on the street near the house.

As Rast was being arrested, residents inside the second home told police that Bowden said he needed a place “to hide from police.” Police later located and arrested Bowden.

Police connected Bowden and Rast to other burglaries in the area because they found clothing and computer items that were stolen from other residences inside the different burglarized homes and yards.

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