Police question suspect in series of thefts at universities in Denver, Boulder, Golden

Raymond Hamilton suspected in at least 23 cases

BOULDER, Colo. - Suspect arrested in connection with at least 23 thefts at CU Boulder, CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines.

State parole officers arrested Raymond Webster Hamilton in Denver on Monday, Nov. 19. CU Boulder police say he declined to speak to a detective on scene.


“We thank the media for their assistance in publicizing these cases, and we thank the public for their tips that led to this arrest,” said CU Boulder Police spokesman Ryan Huff. “At the same time, we remind the campus community that they need to stay vigilant in protecting their valuable items.”

Hamilton was booked into the Denver County Downtown Detention Center on charges of providing false information to a pawn broker, three fugitive holds and a parole violation.  He is being held without bond.

Hamilton is not a CU student, but stole laptops and wallets from common areas or unlocked offices on campuses, investigators said.

For a Google Map with dates, locations and stolen items, click here.