Weld County is second county to report incidents of mailboxes being firebombed

Larimer County reported incidents Tuesday

GREELEY, Colo. - Two northern Colorado counties have now reported incidents of mailboxes being blown up.

Larimer County was the first to announce that three mailboxes were destroyed. In at least one case, the report indicated the device used to blow up the mailbox was made from fireworks wrapped in duct tape.

A similar device was recovered from a mailbox on Weld County Road 76 by County Bomb Squad technicians, the Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. Four mailboxes were firebombed in that county.

In Weld County, the incidents occurred between county roads 17, 19, 76 and 90. In Larimer County, the mailboxes were destroyed on the 8500 block of S. CR 13, the 5600 block of Squires Place and the 900 block of N. CR 5.

In both counties, the explosions occurred on Saturday and Sunday. No one was injured in either county.

A possible suspect vehicle in the case was described by the Weld County Sheriff's Office as a recent-model red SUV, possibly a Jeep Liberty.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or the Larimer County Sheriff's Office at 970-416-1985. Anonymous tips can also be made through Crime Stoppers at either 1-800-222-Tips (8477) or 970-221-6868.

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