Suspect in CU Boulder Underwear Theft Also Accused of Inappropriate Touching in Broomfield Mall
Broomfield police say the suspect who reportedly stole women’s underwear from several University of Colorado laundry rooms is the same man who inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl while she was shopping at Broomfield’s FlatIron Crossing Mall.
Police posted a store surveillance video on their Facebook page Monday making the connection and asking the public for help identifying him.
On November 27 the department posted about an incident where a man “unnecessarily brushed up against a young girl on a couple of occasions” and at one point grabbed her posterior while she was shopping Nov. 23.
“Additional investigation and collaboration with CU police revealed the same man was caught on surveillance video breaking into residence halls on Boulder campus in October,” police said in their post.
Joleen Reefe, Broomfield police spokeswoman, said the acts are “disconcerting,” especially considering cases that may not have been reported.
“We want to stop any future incidents from occurring,” Reefe said.
The suspect allegedly stole women’s underwear from a residence hall laundry room. Police say he has committed thefts and other crimes in the Aden, Brackett, Cockerell and Crosman residence halls. At CU, he was seen wearing glasses and a black baseball cap.
Surveillance photos and video of this man, who was wearing similar attire, were caught at both locations. Police ask anyone with information on his identity are asked to call Broomfield police Detective Dale Hammell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-464-5733.
University police describe the burglar as a white male in his 20s, with brown hair and brown beard wearing glasses. The suspect is also observed wearing a black baseball cap on multiple occasions. He has been seen entering the residence halls between 2 and 4 a.m. on each of the incidents.
Police also stated in a news release that a woman reported a man may have taken photos or video of a female student who was in the shower, but it is not clear the suspect in the underwear theft is involved in this incident.
CU police officers and community safety officials said they would increase regular patrols inside and outside campus buildings throughout the night, on weekends and during holidays, the release states.
Anyone with information about the case or the pictured individual is asked to call CUPD at 303-492-6666. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or through the Crime Stoppers website.
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