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SAFETY ADVISORY 2012-05: CU Police investigate armed robbery on campus bike path

NEWS RELEASE

RELEASED: April 4, 2012

SUBJECT: Armed robbery on campus bike path

CONTACT:    Ryan Huff, Communications Manager, Police Department
                        303-492-7581 / ryan.huff@colorado.edu

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The University of Colorado Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, on the Skunk Creek Greenway just north of an underpass at 38th Street and Colorado Avenue. The victim, a CU freshman, notified police at 11:13 p.m. The male victim reports that three men approached him as he was walking on a bike path and demanded he turn over his wallet and iPod.

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 victim was uninjured.

The Case Number is 2012-0912.

The Police Department asks that anyone with information on these crimes contact Detective Paul Davis at 303-492-8168. 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 http://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.

The University Police Department encourages students, faculty and staff to sign up for emergency text and e-mail alerts at www.colorado.edu/alerts.