GOLDEN, Colo. — Golden police are asking for help finding a suspect they say attacked at least four men who are experiencing homelessness.
Two victims told officers that a man came up to them on Wednesday morning, then started to beat them with a blunt object while yelling comments like, "get out of my city/town."
They were both injured but are expected to be okay, police said.
The assault happened at the intersection of 14th and Jackson streets near the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden.
Police said they believe this was a targeted attack against the homeless population.
The attack has also been linked by police to a similar crime that happened in January.
In that incident, a suspect hit one man in the back of the neck with a blunt object and then tried to tase him and another victim with a stun gun. Both of those men were also experiencing homelessness and they also reported that the suspect yelled at them to "get out of my city/town."
That attack happened in the 1500 block of Ford Street, about a block from Wednesday's assault.
The suspect is described as a white man with blue eyes who is 25-40 years old, 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches tall, and 140-160 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and a dark colored mask during the attacks. Police believe he may have ties to the Golden area.
Police also believe there may be other victims who have not reported the attacks to police.
If anyone has information on either case, you are asked to contact Golden Police Sgt. Marcus Williams at 303-384-8116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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