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Woman assaulted by man, 2 women after asking them to observe social distancing, Aurora police says

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 23:15:33-04

AURORA, Colo. – A woman trying to not expose herself or others to the insidious coronavirus disease ravaging Colorado and the rest of the world sustained serious injuries after an encounter with three people at a Target last month, Aurora police say.

The woman was shopping at the Target on E. Alameda Avenue and S. Abilene Street on May 8 at around 7:30 p.m. when she asked two women and a man – all Hispanic, according to police – to observe social distancing after they bumped into her.

The three suspects reportedly began to yell at the woman and threw a box of tissue at her head before knocking her to the ground where they continued to assault her, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department.

The assault left the woman with broken bones, police said. The suspects left the store in a maroon SUV.

Police identified the suspect as follows:

-- Hispanic man between 18-20 years old, measuring 6-feet tall and weighing 150 pounds.
-- Hispanic woman between 25-30 years old, measuring 5-foot-5 in height and weighing 140 pounds.
-- Hispanic woman between 20-25 years old, measuring 5-foot-5 in height and weighing 120 pounds.

If you have any information about the alleged assault or if you recognize these people, you are asked to call Officer J. McCormack at (303) 739-6112. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 9113-7867.