The Boulder Police Department released this composite sketch of a man who is suspected of carjacking a woman in Boulder before crashing the car in Longmont
The Boulder Police Department released this composite sketch of a man who is suspected of carjacking a woman in Boulder before crashing the car in Longmont and running away. The suspect has not been caught. (Courtesy photo / Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Boulder police have released a composite sketch of the suspect who reportedly carjacked a woman at gunpoint in Boulder before crashing the vehicle in Longmont and fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a thin Hispanic man in his late 20s, standing 5-feet 10-inches tall with facial hair described as a "5 o'clock shadow." He was last seen wearing a black down jacket with a gray hoodie underneath and dark jeans.

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh said a woman had pulled into a parking spot at the 29th Street Mall when a man approached her car and tapped on the window.

When the woman rolled down the window to hear what the man was saying, the man pointed a gun at her and told her to get out of the car. When she got out, he got in and drove off.

Police initially said the woman saw a man sitting in her car when she returned to it, and that he pointed a gun at her before driving off. However, a detective learned new information while interviewing the woman.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office spotted the vehicle near Third Avenue and Hover Street in Longmont and attempted to pull the suspect over, but the suspect eluded them.

Shortly after, the suspect, crashed into another vehicle near Ninth Avenue and Hover Street. Longmont Police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said the suspect went north and jumped a fence into the Hover Ridge neighborhood.

The driver in the other car was examined by medical personnel at the scene but was cleared without any injuries.


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Police set up a perimeter in the area stretching from Ninth and 11th avenues to Hover and Spencer streets, but the Longmont Police Department posted at 2:11 p.m. that it was taking officers out of the area and that the suspect had not been found.

Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St., and Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave., were both on lockout during the search.

Those with more information on the carjacking case should call Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. Those with information who want to remain anonymous can contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars