Boulder police are investigating a reported sex assault early this morning in which a 20-year-old woman said she was grabbed from behind on 26th Street by a man wearing a ski mask, dragged into a nearby car and sexually assaulted inside that vehicle.
Police said the assault occurred at approximately 12:20 a.m. today in the 2000 block of 26th St. Spokeswoman Kim Kobel said police are increasing patrols in the area where the assault occurred.
According to police, the woman told investigators she was leaving her workplace when she was grabbed from behind, "bear-hug style," by the unknown assailant, then pulled into a nearby car in a parking lot, and sexually assaulted there.
Police said there is little descriptive information available about the suspect because the victim said he wore the ski mask the entire time.
The woman said her attacker was muscular, of unknown height, and wore a long-sleeve, collared, polo-style shirt and pants made of a rough fabric.
Boulder police said the mask covered the assailant's face, so the victim was unsure of his race, though she said he had dark eyes. Police said the suspect had a deep voice, no accent and wore cologne.
According to Boulder police, the car in which the assault took place was "an older, boxy car like the vehicles in the movie 'Grease.'" It is light colored, possibly beige or light green, with a light-colored, possibly tan interior. The car had two bucket seats.
The victim did not know whether the vehicle was a two-door or a four-door car. She told police the vehicle might have been a convertible, and that she noticed "an old-style radio in it.:
Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or who might have information about this incident to contact them at 303-441-3333.
Those who have information but who 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 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.