Boulder police ask for help in finding assault suspect

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(Photo: Boulder Police)

(Photo: Boulder Police)

(Photo: Boulder Police)

BOULDER, Colo. — Police in Boulder are asking for the public’s help in finding a man they said assaulted a group of people earlier this month.

Police said a group of four women and a man were walking together along Broadway near Walnut on May 11 just before 1 a.m.

A man, who was smoking a cigarette near the Walnut Brewery, made inappropriate remarks about the woman and started following them, said Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.

He yelled obscenities at the group and followed them down the street, Kobel said.

The man in the group told police he told the suspect to leave them along. Instead, the suspect flicked a lit cigarette toward a 21-year-old woman, hitting her in the face, police said.

“The suspect then grabbed the victim by her shirt collar and threw her into a cement business sign at the corner of Broadway and Walnut,” Kobel said. “The victim suffered facial injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.”

The male friend and the suspect then started fighting, Kobel said. Eventually the suspect left the area.

Another woman was able to take a photo of the suspect, Kobel said. “Police have been working to identify the suspect through various leads, but have been unable to establish a positive identification,” she added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boulder police at 303-441-1850 or the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at

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