Longmont police search for suspect in robbery and death of 71-year-old man

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UPDATE: Police have identified the man in the photos as Edward Hoid.

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LONGMONT, Colo. (KDVR) — The Longmont Police Department is searching for a man suspected of being involved in the possible robbery and death of a 71-year-old man.

Police say Randall Schubert was found badly injured on Nov. 5 at about 5 p.m. on the Longmont Greenway near the Longmont Rec Center. He was hospitalized with serious injuries but died a few days later.  

Investigators say the husband, father and grandfather had been robbed of his phone, wallet, credit cards and his bike.  

“It’s just been pretty devastating to everybody to have him go so soon cause of how healthy he was. He was as healthy as when he was 30-year-old,” Randall’s son Devin said.

The stolen bike is described as a green Bridgestone and surveillance caught the suspect riding it after the incident.

“We are working on whether it was a crash or an assault. But in either incident, its tragic because normally when people crash their bike citizens come to help. They don’t steal from them,” Longmont Deputy Police Chief Jeff Satur said.

Investigators also have video of the suspect using the victim’s credit card and dumping his cell phone. 

His family tells FOX31 that Schubert was a retired mechanic who loved riding his bike, and playing basketball.

“It was no  surprise when they found him, that he had a basketball because he loved riding his bike and going to the basketball court. He loved getting outside,” Devin said.  

A gofundme has been created to support Schubert’s wife, Jackie.

If you witnessed the assault or have any information about the suspect,  please contact the Longmont Police. 

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