BOULDER - Just one week into the fall semester and police at the University of Colorado at Boulder are investigating an attempted armed robbery on campus.
Early Saturday morning around 3 a.m., two men approached a CU student who was walking near Regent Administrative Center. The two would-be-bandits chose the wrong victim to rob.
"He was approached by two males who demanded money. Our student had a background in martial arts. When the suspects produced a knife, he defended himself and in the course of the interaction suffered a minor cut to his left arm. The suspects fled the area," CU Police Commander Robert Axmacher said.
The two men are both described as being white and between 18 and 21 years of age. They are approximately 5-feet-8 inches in height and around 175 pounds. One of the men is described as having short brown hair and was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. The other man had short blond hair and was wearing a CU ball cap, a gray sweatshirt and red athletic shorts.
Police are concerned because the two men produced and used a weapon during the attempted robbery.
"Weapons are a rarity. I'm not going to say that it never happens, but Boulder and CU we're fortunate. We don't see a lot of interaction with weapons, so when we see one of these it is concerning," Axmacher said.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the CU Police at 303-492-6666. Individuals with information who wish to remain anonymous can contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.
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