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Safety Update: Boulder police seek attempted sex assault suspect


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Boulder police are requesting the community's help in identifying a suspect from an attempted sex assault that took place on March 31. Below is a Boulder Police Department news release.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Contact: Kim Kobel, Boulder Police, 303-441-3370


Woman grabbed on bike path; police looking for assailant

Boulder police are looking for a suspect in an attack that took place on Saturday, March 31 in the 300 block of Canyon.

At 7:31 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was walking alone along the bike path when she says she was grabbed from behind. The male suspect grabbed her around the waist, neck and thighs as she was on the sidewalk. The victim fought back and may have kicked her assailant in the groin area; he abruptly let go of her and she ran away and immediately called police.

She last saw the suspect walking south on 6th Street near the Criminal Justice Center. Police officers and a Boulder County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit scoured the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is wanted for Attempted Sexual Assault.

The woman suffered several scratches, but was otherwise unhurt.

The suspect is described as:


  • Approximately 50 years old
  • White male
  • 5’6” tall
  • White hair in a 6-inch-long ponytail
  • Brown and white beard, approximately 6 inches long
  • Missing a front tooth
  • Wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and carried a backpack
  • Witness described him as dirty, and smelling bad

The case number is 12-4340.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jack Gardner at 303-441-1851. 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.