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SAFETY ADVISORY 2012-06: Police investigating second armed robbery along Boulder bike path


TO:      CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff

FROM:    University of Colorado Police Department

SENDER:  Ryan Huff, UCPD Communications Manager

DATE:    April 9, 2012

SUBJECT: Police investigating second armed robbery along Boulder bike path


The Boulder Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened Friday morning (April 6) along a bike path near Boulder High School. The Boulder Police Department circulated a news release on that case this afternoon. Please see that below.

This marks the second time in a week that an armed robbery has happened on a bike path on or near campus. On Tuesday night (April 3), a CU freshman reported that he was robbed by three men on the Skunk Creek Greenway just north of an underpass at 38th Street and Colorado Avenue.

Two of the suspects are described as 6-feet tall and wearing plain black hoodies. One of them was armed with a silver revolver. The victim could not provide a description on the third suspect, but said he was carrying a knife and put it to his throat. The suspects left with the victim’s wallet and iPod Classic. The University Police Department asks that anyone with information on that case to contact Detective Paul Davis at 303-492-8168.

The University Police Department encourages students, faculty and staff to always maintain situational awareness – especially at night. If you see anything suspicious, please immediately call 911.



Aggravated robbery reported over weekend

A male in his early twenties says he was robbed at gunpoint around 12:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6. The victim did not call police at the time of the alleged robbery. He contacted officers the next day.

The victim told police he was walking alone along the bike path near 17th and Arapahoe when an unknown male stepped in front of him and demanded money. The victim says the suspect was holding a handgun. The victim complied and handed over his cash, and the suspect fled.

The victim said that because it was dark, he was unable to provide many details about the suspect other than that he was a white male wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.

The case number is 12-4602. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Boulder Police Department’s Tip Line at 303-441-1974. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.