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Safety Advisory 2012-07: Boulder police investigating kidnapping / sexual assault report

 

TO:      CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff

FROM:    University of Colorado Police Department

SENDER:  Ryan Huff, UCPD Communications Manager

DATE:    July 29, 2012

SUBJECT: Boulder police investigating kidnapping / sexual assault report

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Earlier today, the Boulder Police Department responded to a report of a kidnapping in downtown Boulder and sexual assault in the area of 17th and University. The University of Colorado Police Department would like to share the below Boulder police news release with the campus community. Any further updates will be posted on the UCPD website at http://police.colorado.edu.

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On Sunday morning, July 29th, at 4:14 a.m., police responded to a report of a kidnap/sexual assault.  This incident started in the area of the Boulderado Hotel, 13th and Spruce Street, around bar close at 2:00 a.m. when the victim was grabbed and forced into a dark blue SUV reported as either a Ford Explorer or Expedition.   She was reportedly driven to an unknown residence in the area of 17th and University where she was sexually assaulted.

After the assault, she was able get away from her captors and ran to 28th and Arapahoe where she contacted a friend who called police.

There are two different suspects described by the victim:

Suspect #1 is a white male, believed to be in his 40s, approximately 6-feet-03, described as having a big gut. His hair cut was described as “buzzed.” He was last seen without a shirt and described as having a very hairy chest.

Suspect #2 is a white male, believed to be in his 40s, shorter than the first suspect, but described as tall.  (The victim is very short.) He was described as skinny.  It was noted that he had very blue eyes.   The victim will be working with a police composite artist in the next few days.

Police are looking for any witnesses that may have observed the suspects prior to the incident, or forcing the victim into the SUV in the area of 13th and Spruce. 

The case number for this incident is 12-10138.

This is all of the information to be released at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Lutz at 303-441-4374. 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 via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com.  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.