Release Date: Oct 9, 2014
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
During the evening of Wednesday, October 8, 2014 a woman was physically assaulted while riding her bicycle along the Highway 1 corridor just north of Fort Collins. The suspect was unknown to the woman; however, she was able to describe him as a Hispanic male in his 30s, with a stocky to muscular build, a shaved head or very short hair, and a moustache and soul patch. The man fled in an older white or light colored SUV with faded wood grain paneling, or two-tone paint on the sides.
Due to similarities in the cases, Sheriff's Office investigators believe this incident is related to 6 previous assaults on women in the Fort Collins area over the past 6 weeks. In each case the woman was alone outside and the attack took place in the evening hours between 7:00 p.m. and midnight. Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators and Fort Collins Police Services detectives are sharing their information about the cases and coordinating resources to address this public safety concern.
The Sheriff's Office wants to remind citizens that they can increase their safety by never travelling alone and by being aware of their surroundings. Anyone who recognizes the individual in the attached composite drawing or has any information regarding any of these incidents is encouraged to call Investigator Ben Hess at 970-498-5173, or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.