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Safety Update: Boulder police investigate University Hill burglaries

Below is a Boulder Police Department news release on burglaries in the University Hill neighborhood.

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Contact:
Kim Kobel, Boulder Police, 303-441-3370

Police believe same suspect responsible for two separate burglaries

Boulder police are investigating two residential burglaries, and victims have provided very similar descriptions of the suspect. Composite sketches of the suspect are shown here. In both cases, the suspect stole laptops.

The first burglary took place on May 11, in the 900 block of University Ave. around 1:37 a.m. Two male roommates and their male friend were home at the time of the burglary. One of the roommates happened to be at a window, and saw the suspect attempting to enter a bedroom of the residence from the outside. The roommate left the window to alert the others, and they heard glass shatter. When the victim of the computer theft checked his room, the suspect had fled with the victim’s laptop. The case number for this burglary is 12-6294.

The second laptop burglary took place on May 14, in the 1000 block of 12th St. The female resident was moving out around 5:25 p.m., when she noticed what she described as a college-age, white male going up the stairs. She informed him that no one was home, and continued carrying a box to her car. When she returned a few minutes later, she noticed the same male coming out of the building and found that her laptop was missing when she reentered her apartment. The case number for this burglary is 12-6480.

Police believe the same suspect is responsible for both burglaries.

The suspect is described as:

  • White male
  • “College age”
  • Approximately 6’0” tall
  • 170 pounds
  • Short brown hair
  • Seen in 12-6294 wearing a pink, vertically-striped (pinstripe) shirt with long sleeves. Seen in 12-6480 wearing tan cargo-style shorts, sneakers and a white or light-gray shirt with multi-color writing.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sarah Cantu at 303-441-4329. 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 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.