Man sought for Broomfield smash-and-grabs, car theft, bomb scare

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Police are anxious to make an arrest after they say a suspect broke into businesses, stole two cars and prompted a bomb scare in Broomfield.

A be on the lookout bulletin was issued across the metro area on Tuesday for a white Dodge Stratus with Colorado license plate KVQ-840.

The vehicle was stolen by the suspect, the Broomfield Police Department said.

Police believe one person is responsible for the Tuesday morning crime spree that included breaking into and stealing cash from seven businesses throughout Broomfield.

“The monetary value really is the damage to those businesses,” police spokeswoman Joleen Reefe said.

The trouble didn’t end at area strip malls. A cul-de-sac near Kohl Street and 11th Court received a rude awakening.

“We just heard a pounding on our door,” a resident said.

Residents said officers knocked on doors surrounding the cul-de-sac asking for surveillance video.

After the smash-and-grabs, police say the suspect dumped a stolen sedan in the residential neighborhood and stole another.

“He left a Stratus and took a Stratus,” Mike Martinez said.

Martinez said the perpetrator rifled through his pickup truck and found ammo cans inside.

The thief then allegedly dumped those cans in the middle of the street, Martinez said.

The discovery of the ammo boxes on the street prompted police to call in the Adams County bomb squad. Residents were told to shelter in place.

Residents said the scare started about 6 a.m. and ended about four hours later.

Police don’t have a good description on the suspect.

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