According to a news release, the Boulder Police Department is currently investigating two incidents that took place on University Hill Oct. 4 and Oct. 6.
On Oct. 4, shortly before midnight, an adult female left a party and was walking near 20th and Mariposa Avenue. A person came up behind the female, choked her and forced her into the backseat of a white vehicle similar to a Subaru SUV. A man in the backseat displayed a handgun in his waistband and said, “Just let me do what I want.” After approximately 10 minutes of driving around the suspects heard what sounded like sirens and let the victim go.
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A total of three suspects occupied the vehicle. The two suspects in the front seat are described as white males between the age of 18 and 22. The driver had shoulder length blonde curly hair. A composite of the suspect in the backseat was obtained this evening and is attached.
On Oct. 6, between midnight and 1:30 a.m., a group of four to five adult females left a party and were walking northbound on 11th Street just past Pennsylvania Avenue. A vehicle pulled up to the group, and the front seat passenger asked them where they were going because they were coming with them. When the girls told them to leave them alone, the front seat passenger displayed a handgun and racked the slide. The vehicle then drove off northbound on 11th Street.
A total of three to four suspects were in the vehicle. The front seat passenger is described as a white male, in his early- to mid-20s with dark hair. An image of a vehicle similar to the one involved in this incident was obtained this evening and is attached.
Detectives have been working with the victims since they contacted police to make reports. Boulder police have increased patrol in and around University Hill.
Anyone who may have additional information on this case should call Detective Kurt Foster 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). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at 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.