Hiking

Attempted armed robbery closes some Boulder hiking trails on Saturday

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on two people who allegedly showed a gun while attempting to hijack a woman in Boulder on Saturday. The situation has led authorities to temporarily close several hiking trails in the area and Flagstaff Road.

The sheriff’s office was notified of the attempted hijacking at 6:23 a.m., according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. The incident allegedly occurred in the Realization Point area near the 3400 block of Flagstaff Road.

The woman, who was a victim, reported that two young white or Hispanic men, wearing hoodies and jeans, approached her as she exited the parking lot towards the top. The statement said one of the men held up a gun and asked for the keys to his car. The woman told them that she would not give them her key and they fled the area on foot. The woman was not injured in the incident.

Rangers from the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Assistants intervened in the area in an attempt to locate the suspects. The Boulder Police Department and the Boulder Emergency Service used a drone to search for the suspects. Flagstaff Road and several of Flagstaff’s hiking trails were temporarily closed during the search. Additionally, a mass notification from Everbridge has been sent to surrounding neighborhoods to notify residents of activity in the area. The suspects were not located during the search.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information relating to the identity of the suspects to contact the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-4444 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at nococrimestoppers.com/contact-us /. The case number is 21-5850.