DENVER — A man with a dog possibly named "Nacho" is being sought in connection with the attack of an 84-year-old man in Denver earlier this week, according to a bulletin from Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

The victim was walking south in the 1000 block of North Corona Street on Feb. 17 when he was attacked between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m., the bulletin says. That's near the intersection of East 10th Avenue and Corona Street, a couple of blocks west of Cheesman Park.

He was seriously hurt.

The suspect is a white man in his 20s or 30s with a stocky build, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD). He was wearing a light green or gray parka, a dark-colored stocking cap and jeans.

He left the area eastbound on East 11th Avenue with a dog, DPD said. Witnesses described the dog as possible a chocolate lab named "Nacho" or something similar.

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Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

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From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

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