BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in an assault on a woman walking through downtown.
Police said the May 11, incident involved four females and one male who were walking together at 12:53 a.m. in the area of Broadway and Walnut Street.
Witnesses said the unknown man was smoking in front of the Walnut Brewery, made inappropriate remarks about the women and began following them. The suspect continued to yell obscenities at them as they walked east on Walnut, crossing Broadway.
The male in the group told the suspect to leave them alone, according to witnesses. A 21-year-old woman said the suspect then flicked a lit cigarette towards her, hitting her in the face. He then grabbed her by her shirt collar and threw her into a concrete business sign on the corner of Broadway and Walnut.
The victim suffered facial injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The male in the group and the suspect then got into a fight. A woman in the group was able to take a photo of the suspect with her cell phone before he fled.
Police have been working to identify the suspect but have been unsuccessful so far.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Ruth Christopher at 303-441-1850. 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 may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.