Cellphones become prime target for thieves
Police seek suspect in cell phone thefts
Boulder police are looking for a suspect who allegedly walked into the Best Buy store at 1740 30th St. in the middle of the day, and walked out with three, brand-new cell phones, still in their boxes. The suspect did not pay for the phones.
It happened on Friday, March 30 around 11:25 a.m. Although an employee attempted to stop the suspect and demand that he show receipts for the phones, the suspect continued to walk out of the store. Police are looking for:
- A while male
- Very thin build; described as “gaunt” by a store employee
- Between 30-and-40 years old
- Average height
- Short brown hair (almost shaved)
- Wearing a short-sleeve gray t-shirt, blue jeans and black-and-white athletic shoes
The case number is 12-4273. Photos of the suspect are attached; he has a very distinctive tattoo of a spider on his elbow.
Anyone with information about this suspect or the cell phone thefts from Best Buy is asked to contact Detective Rob Bustrum at 303-441-3484. Those who have information but 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 www.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.