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An armed robbery has occurred along a bike path by Boulder High School, marking the second time in a week that an armed robbery has occurred on a bike path on or near campus.
According to a CU Police Department news release, a male in his early twenties reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint at 12 a.m. on Friday. He said he was walking along a bike path near 17th and Arapahoe when an unknown male stepped in front of him and demanded money. The victim said the unknown male was armed with a handgun; the victim handed over his cash and the suspect left.
The victim did not contact police until the next day. He could not provide a detailed description of the suspect, but said that he was a white male wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans.
Just last Tuesday night, a male freshman student reported to CUPD that he was robbed by three armed men while walking north of an underpass at 38th and Colorado on the Skunk Creek Greenway. The victim said that three men wearing black hoodies and blue jeans demanded his iPod Classic and wallet.
One of the suspects, whom the victim could not describe, held a knife to his throat. He described the other two suspects as being 6-feet tall and wearing plain black hoodies; one of these suspects was armed with a silver revolver. The suspects have not yet been located.
CUPD is requesting that anyone with information on these crimes call the Boulder Police Department’s Tip line at 303-441-1974. For those who have information, but wish to remain anonymous, call Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips may also be submitted online through the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.crimeshurt.com.
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