Published: March 31, 2021

Campus map showing the location of the Rec Center

To the CU Boulder community:

On March 31, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the CU Boulder Police Department (CUPD) was notified of burglary inside the CU Boulder Rec Center, 1855 Pleasant Street. The suspect entered the facility by providing false information to staff and then stole or ransacked multiple backpacks from hallway cubbies and took credit cards and cash from the backpacks. One of the credit cards was used to purchase more than $400 in Visa gift cards at a local convenience store. The suspect is believed to be involved in a similar case at the Rec Center on March 29, 2021, that was reported through our online system.

The suspect was perceived to be:

  • White male
  • 6’2”-6’4”
  • 250-280 pounds
  • Short hair, possibly gray or light-colored
  • Tattoo on right calf
  • Wearing blue shorts and a Reebok sweatshirt
  • Had a cane on March 29, but not on March 31
  • Green and white buff
  • Tan ballcap

CUPD is investigating these incidents. Anyone with information regarding this crime or the suspect’s location is encouraged to contact CUPD at (303) 492-6666. If you wish to share information anonymously, information on contacting Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers by phone or email 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 a traumatic incident, 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 traumatic experiences as well as for those supporting impacted people.

Image taken from surveillance video of the suspect     Image taken from surveillance video of the suspect from behind showing a tattoo on his right calf