Auraria Police Department
1201 5th Street, PO Box 173361, Campus Box E, Denver, CO 80217-3361
Dispatch:  303 556-5000, Fax: 303 556-4731

Serving the Auraria Campus
Community College of Denver           Metropolitan State College of Denver           University of Colorado Denver







Chief John Mackey
Auraria Police Department

303 556-5000

       March 10, 2010

TW # 2010-4




March 10, 2010

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the Auraria Higher Education Center located in Downtown Denver is issuing notice of a violent crime that occurred on the Auraria Campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE: On March 10, 2010, at approximately 9:20 p.m., a UC Denver student and a friend were assaulted and robbed at the Circle K store located off-campus at West Colfax Avenue and Mariposa Street. The victims, after attending classes, left the Colfax at Auraria light rail station where they were approached by two suspects who began a verbal confrontation. The suspects followed the victims and robbed them at knife point just outside the Circle K store on Colfax Avenue. Both victims were struck multiple times with brass knuckles. The suspects fled eastbound on Colfax with money and personal property.

The victims' injuries were reported as minor and both refused medical assistance from Denver Health paramedics.

SUSPECTS: Suspect #1 is described as a, Hispanic male, 5 foot, 8 inches tall, short black hair, wearing a gray hoody and blue jeans. The suspect carried a gray butterfly knife. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male, 5 foot, 11 inches tall, wearing a black hoody and blue jeans with a plain black ball cap with a flat brim. This suspect carried a set of brass knuckles.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: The Auraria Police Department urges everyone to use caution when encountering individuals on or off campus who are not personally known to them and to stay aware of their surroundings at all times.  Please report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the Auraria Campus Police Department.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation contact the Auraria Police Department at 303-556-5000; in person at 1201 5th Street, Administration Building, Room 110; or anonymously through the "Comments" line at 303-556-2677. Please encourage anyone with information to assist us in keeping the campus safe.

If anything suspicious occurs or you are the victim of a crime, immediately contact the Auraria Police Department from any campus phone by dialing 9-1-1 or at 303-556-5000 from your cell phone. Be aware of the Blue Light emergency telephones in the parking lots and throughout the campus. Use these telephones to report all suspicious persons or incidents to the Auraria Campus Police Department.

The Parking & Transportation Department also provides the Night Rider Escort Service to all on campus locations. Please call 303-556-2001 to access the service.

The Auraria Police Department is a division of the Auraria Higher Education Center located in Downtown Denver.

Relevant web links: Auraria Police Department Campus Emergency Telephones NightRider Safe Escort AHEC Website