Investigators ask public to help ID car thieves who rammed Aurora police car, escaped traffic stop

AURORA, Colo. - Authorities are trying to identify three suspects accused of escaping from Aurora police after using a stolen car to ram a patrol car.

The incident happened about 9:15 a.m. Friday as Aurora police attempted to stop a four-door, 2003 silver Honda Accord that was stolen from Denver earlier this month, police said.

During the attempted traffic stop near East Colfax Avenue and North Moline Street, the male driver rammed a patrol car and escaped, police said.

Police said the driver appeared to be a Hispanic man and the passengers appeared to be two Hispanic women.

The East Metro Auto Theft Team has taken over the investigation and is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of the vehicle. EMATT is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of the driver.

Police released surveillance photos taken by before the traffic stop.

Authorities asked anyone who has information on the suspects or where the stolen vehicle is located to call the EMATT tip line at 303-739-1699. Anonymous tips are welcome.