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Suspects in Arvada allegedly attempted to steal car, didn’t know how to work push-button start

Posted: 11:57 AM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 16:54:06-04
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ARVADA, Colo. — A couple of thieves in Arvada allegedly attempted to steal a woman’s car but didn’t know how to use the push-button ignition.

Arvada police said a woman on the 6700 block of Dover Street had pulled into her driveway late Monday night, got out of the car and started to collect her belongings from the vehicle. Meanwhile, two suspects approached her.

One pointed a gun at the woman and demanded the car, police said. But the two suspects did not know how to use the push-to-start feature and opted to take the woman’s personal items instead. They then fled he scene.

One suspect was described as a Hispanic male with a dark Adidas hoodie. He had his face covered by a bandanna and was armed with a handgun. The second suspect was also a Hispanic male with dark clothing. He had a yellow hooded sweatshirt. He was also armed with a handgun.

Police said the suspects may be driving an orange Mitsubishi Eclipse or similar vehicle.

If you have information on this crime or the suspects, call Arvada Det. Aaron Buemi at 720-898-6774.