Boulder police now believe that the man responsible for attacking a woman while she was jogging in North Boulder earlier this week is also responsible for attacking a woman while gardening in the Whittier neighborhood.
On May 3, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a woman was gardening outside of her home in the 1800 block of Spruce Street when a man came up behind her, fully clothed, and rubbed his genitals against her buttocks simulating a sexual act. The woman stood up and threw weeds at him. The man made a comment about the victim’s physical appearance and rode off on his bicycle westbound towards an alley on Spruce Street. Surveillance video of the man riding his BMX style bicycle in the neighborhood is attached.
Investigators believe that this is the same man that attacked a woman on May 6, at approximately 5:45 a.m., on a footpath in North Boulder. The female victim was jogging in 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 19 to 25 years-old, between 5’09’ - 6’01” tall, weighing between 195-200 pounds. The suspect’s bicycle is described as black and red BMX style bike. 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 crimeshurt.com. 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.