Published: Oct. 11, 2020

The CU Boulder campus map showing the location of Bear Creek Apartments #2

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, the CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) was notified of a possible attempted robbery.

The alleged crime occurred just before 11 p.m. outside of Bear Creek Apartments #2, 3355 Apache Road, on the CU Boulder campus. The victim reported that they were sitting outside of the building near the bicycle path on the southeast corner of the property when the suspect rode up on a bicycle, pulled a black bandana down from his face and demanded their money. The victim was fearful for their safety and quickly left the area. The victim saw the suspect ride away northbound toward Baseline Road.

No one was injured and nothing was given to the suspect.

The suspect was perceived as:

  • White male in his late 20s

  • 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall

  • Approximately 145-150 pounds

  • Stubble on his face

  • Wearing a brown or red hooded sweatshirt

CUPD is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact CUPD at (303) 492-6666. If you wish to share information anonymously, information on contacting Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers is available at

This message is being sent pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), a federal law that requires disclosure of major crime and policy information. For more information on the Clery Act and CU Boulder’s policies, please see

Help fight crime by reporting suspicious persons or activity to CUPD immediately. Please note that race, ethnicity, gender, and/or religious affiliations are not considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.

If you have experienced an attempted robbery, you have options for services and assistance. For free and confidential support please contact CU Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), 303-492-8855. OVA is a resource for those impacted by robbery as well as for those supporting impacted people.