Boulder police are trying to identify an apartment intruder suspected of stealing a laptop

BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police are trying to identify a burglary suspect who entered an apartment building and stole a woman's laptop last month.

Police said officers were called to the apartment building in the 900 block of 18th Street on Sept. 24.

A woman living in an apartment reported seeing an unidentified man in her roommate’s bedroom at about 10:20 a.m. When she confronted the man, he was zipping up his backpack as he walked out of the room.

The intruder apologized, saying he was in the wrong room and was looking for "James," who "lived upstairs" and then left the apartment, the woman told police.

The woman who lived in the bedroom later discovered that her silver 2008 Apple Macbook laptop was stolen as well as a charging cord, police said. 

A witness described the suspect as a clean shaven, white man who's in his late 30s or early 40s. He is 5-feet-8 inches to 5-feet-9-inches tall and has a thin build with a bald head and grayish-brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark gray hoodie and blue jeans and was carrying a navy-blue Jan Sport-like backpack.

Police issued a composite drawing of the suspect on Monday.

Anyone with information may contact Boulder Police Detective Kara Wills at 303-441-3482. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can 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(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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