Is a wanted man a burglar or just a lost friend-of-Bob?

Crime must not be rampant in Boulder right now -- because the police department there has time to produce a composite sketch and send out a press release on an incident that won't exactly make aging members of the Manson family wish they'd tried something similar. Yesterday afternoon, a man reportedly entered the unlocked door of an apartment on the 1900 block of 22nd Street. After people inside asked what the hell he was doing, he said he was looking for "Bob" -- and when no one there turned out to have that name, he split. Bonus: The man was wearing a bowling shirt.

Yeah, that's it -- but maybe I'm not doing justice to the heinous nature of this offense. Judge for yourself by reading the official account below.

Police release composite sketch of suspect in attempted burglary

Boulder police are releasing a sketch of a suspect involved in what investigators believe was an attempted burglary. The incident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of 22nd Street. The man is accused of knocking on the door of an apartment and then turning the unlocked doorknob and walking inside. When confronted by residents, the suspect indicated that he was looking for someone named "Bob." There is no one by that name in that apartment. The suspect then left.

The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his 50s, about 5 feet, 11 inches and 160 to 170 pounds. He had gray or salt and pepper hair and what the victim described as "ice blue" eyes. He was neatly dressed in a bowling-style shirt and new tan sneakers. He had what appeared to be a fresh scratch on his nose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333. Those with information who wish to remain anonymous should contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers Web site at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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