Denver police release sketch of attempted kidnapping suspect

Suspect told victim he was a police officer
Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 20:54:00-05

DENVER – A man suspected of trying to kidnap a woman after claiming to be a police officer remains on the run more than a week after the crime.

The attempted kidnapping happened on Oct. 29 at around 7 p.m., according to crime alert bulletin issued by the Denver Police Department.

The victim was brushing the snow off her vehicle in the area of Clayton St. and E. 3rd Ave. when she was approached by the man in the sketch, who identified himself as a police officer, pointed a gun at her and ordered her into a vehicle, the bulletin states.

The suspect ordered the victim to drive, but the woman was able to escape in the area of E. 9th Ave. and N. Colorado Blvd.

The suspect was described as a white male, measuring approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and was last seen wearing a blue track or warm up pants, a black police-style jacket, a black knit beanie, and what appeared to be a bulletproof vest on under the jacket with a radio attached.

If you know anything about this crime, you are asked to call the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. You could earn a reward of up to $2,000 for any information that could help police in their investigation.