Photos: See latest light-rail attack's three suspects, who stabbed rather than robbed
Just yesterday, we told you about an armed robbery at an Arapahoe County light-rail station -- and suggested that the five wanted suspects (to see their photos, click here) chose a stupid location for a crime, given all the cameras at such facilities. Now, however, we've learned about an attack at another light rail station. The suspects in that crime were caught on surveillance cams, too; see images below. But disturbingly, they seemed less interested in robbing the victimized couple than in hurting them. And they did.
Just before 2 a.m. on Monday, June 17, according to the Lakewood Police Department, officers were dispatched to the area of 13th Avenue and Lamar Street, summoned by a husband and wife who'd walked to a nearby West Metro Fire Station after being assaulted.
The man had been pepper sprayed. The woman had been stabbed from behind in the neck/shoulder area.
What happened? The pair are said to have been approached by three males who asked them for a cigarette. They reacted by trying to walk away, at which point the knife and the aerosol canister came out.
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An LPD rep emphasizes that the men didn't demand any money or goodies. They just stabbed and sprayed -- and then split.
Police have released a series of images from the station showing the suspects. Here's the first....
...and the fourth:
The suspects are described as Hispanic males in the seventeen-eighteen-year age range. Their heights and weights are estimated at five-six to five-eleven and 140-190 pounds, respectively. One suspect had dark hair and was wearing a long-sleeved red shirt, dark pants and light-colored shoes. Another sported a black shirt, a hoodie with short or rolled-up sleeves, tan pants and a backpack. The couple couldn't recall what the third person had been wearing.
If you recognize or have any information about this trio, you're encouraged to phone Detective Bryan Felk at 303-987-7536.
More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Photos: Do you recognize these five armed robbers at Arapahoe County light rail station?"
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