Boulder police warn public about burglaries; seek suspect information

BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police are investigating a number of residential burglaries which have occurred in the neighborhoods of Goss Grove, University Hill, downtown and the area of 14th and Pine Streets.

In one of the burglaries, which occurred on August 3, in the 1500 block of 9th St., the female victim was asleep in her bed and was awakened by an unknown male touching her leg. The male left the residence when she confronted him. She was not injured.

The victim was able to provide information about the suspect and police completed a composite sketch. Police want to identify this suspect and are asking the public for help.

Boulder police are also investigating other cases in which the suspect or suspects have entered residences through unlocked doors and windows while many of the victims were home. In some of the cases, cash and electronics were stolen. In other cases, nothing was taken. Several of the victims confronted the suspect, who fled before police were notified. None of the victims has been hurt.

Detectives haven’t yet determined whether the burglary cases are related.

Boulder police have increased patrols in the neighborhoods where the crimes occurred and on August 4, an officer witnessed a suspect attempt to enter a residence on Grandview Ave. in the early-morning hours. The suspect, Anthony Montano, 51, was arrested and charged with second degree burglary, criminal attempt, littering and open alcoholic beverage. Detectives will continue to investigate whether Montano has been involved in other burglaries.

Investigators are asking the public to contact them if they see suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. The phone number for the Boulder Police Department’s Tip Line is 303-441-1974. To report a burglary in progress, please call 911.

The Boulder Police Department is also reminding residents to lock their doors and windows.

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 www.crimeshurt.com. 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.

Source: news release

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