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Pueblo man dies after trying to stop car thief

(Photo: Pueblo Police Department)

PUEBLO, Colo. — Police say a Colorado man has died after he was dragged along a street while trying to stop his car from being stolen.

KOAA-TV reports the man left his car running in Pueblo and returned to find a thief inside it Monday morning.

Pueblo police say the man tried to stop the person from driving away. The car pulled the man as it took off.

The man was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Authorities have not identified the man or his vehicle. They also have not released a description of the thief.

Police ask anyone with information to call Detectives Carly Gustin at 719-240-1341, Sergeant Purvis at 719-320-6047 or Captain Bravo at 719-320-6049. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-7867.

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