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Man robbed by suspects posing as distressed motorists on Weld County highway

Posted at 8:25 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 22:25:16-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – The Weld County Sherriff’s Office says three people posing as distressed motorists robbed a man who stopped to try to help.

Deputies say the victim was driving home along Highway 392 in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 when he came upon two women standing around a red Volkswagen Jetta with its emergency flashers on.

The victim stopped and offered assistance, but was unaware the whole thing was a setup. Deputies say the victim soon realized things were not what they seemed to be when a man wielding a club-like weapon emerged from the Jetta. 

Deputies say the male suspect, described as approximately 6-feet tall with a thin-build, pinned the victim down and robbed him of his cash.

After robbing the would-be good Samaritan, the suspects got back in the Jetta and took off. The suspects’ Jetta is described as having very dark window tinting with air bubbles and no hubcap on the rear passenger’s side wheel.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.