Smile! Red-light camera snaps suspected truck thief in Boulder as work truck crosses intersection

Police ask public to help ID accused thief

BOULDER, Colo. - Memo to the guy accused of stealing a work truck in Boulder: If you're going to commit a felony, don't run a red light.

Boulder police on Wednesday released a red-light camera photo of a man driving a 2007 white Ford pickup that was stolen after a Lighthouse Solar employee parked it on the company's lot on Friday, Dec. 7.

The photo shows two men riding in the pickup as it ran the red light at 28th Street and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. The photo was taken at 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 9.

A blown-up image shows the driver as a man with a receding hairline, wire-frame glasses and a hooded sweatshirt.

 

"Do you recognize him at all?" asked 7News Reporter Marc Stewart?

"Not at all," said Scott Franklin of Lighthouse Solar, whose truck was stolen.

"Seeing his name and picture on TV may be the best justice," he said.

The stolen truck was recovered in Erie.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Boulder Police Detective Kipp Euler at 303-441-3393.

Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

 

Boulder police tell 7NEWS these cameras helped crack other crimes across the country.

"Auto-ped accidents, hit and run.  Things like that.  We've even pulled in video and things for bank robberies," said spokeswoman Kim Kobel. 

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