Boulder Police: Man in white van wanted to lure 2 boys

Posted at 8:20 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 17:24:17-05

BOULDER, Colo. – Police in Boulder want your help to identify a man who they said tried to lure two boys on Wednesday afternoon.

The two adolescent boys were contacted by a middle-aged man with a white moving truck that had an unknown symbol on the side at around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Yarmouth Avenue and 16th Street, police said.

The man reportedly asked for their help retrieving some keys that were stuck inside his vehicle specifically saying that he needed someone small to help him retrieve them.

The boys said “no” and the man asked again, offering to give them $20. Police said the frightened boys then ran off.

Officers said they became aware of the incident after they were contacted by a teacher at the children’s school.

Boulder Police have increased patrols in the area.

Anyone who may have additional information on this case should call the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at 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.