BOULDER - Boulder Police are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect who allegedly set a residential door on fire after throwing a rock through the apartment's window.
The incident happened on July 26, 2013, when an unknown black male knocked on the door of a residence in 2900 block of Aurora Avenue. The suspect asked for a woman who didn't live there; when the victim told him there was no one at the residence by that name the two had a brief confrontation.
At that point, police believe the suspect poured gasoline on the front door and lit it on fire. Witnesses said the suspect was speaking "gibberish."
No one was injured during the incident, and the victim was able to douse the fire with a nearby fire extinguisher.
A sketch of the suspect is attached. He is described as a college-aged, short black male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with short, dark hair. He was clean shaven and did not have any visible tattoos. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black hooded jacket.
Investigators are trying to identify the suspect and are asking anyone with information to contact detectives. Anyone with information may contact Detective Kipp Euler at 303-441-3393. 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(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
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