Boulder police investigating a robbery and unlawful sexual contact in North Boulder

Posted on 05/06/2019 at 11:54 pm
Shannon Aulabaugh

Boulder police are investigating a robbery and unlawful sexual contact that occurred this morning, at approximately 5:45 a.m., on a footpath in North Boulder.

The female victim was jogging through a neighborhood on Vinca Court near Spotswood Place when a man rode past her on a bicycle and slapped her buttocks. The suspect rode a short distance, dismounted from his bicycle and grabbed the victim in a bear hug. The victim screamed for help while struggling with the suspect. During the struggle the suspect grabbed the victim in a sexual manner. The victim was able to keep from being pushed to the ground. The suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and fled eastbound towards 26th on his bicycle.  A neighbor heard the victim screaming and went outside to assist.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 20 to 25 years-old, approximately 6’01” tall, weighing between 195-200 pounds. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black long-sleeved t-shirt and black cargo pants. The suspect’s bicycle is described as a black BMX style bike with red grips or handle bars. A composite sketch of the suspect is attached.

Boulder police have increased patrols in the area. Anyone who may have additional information on this case should call Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. 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 Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.