Fort Collins Police are seeking information about a male burglary suspect and a male who falsely represented himself as a police officer to a victim of a burglary.
On 09/30/15 at approximately 7:15 pm, a female victim heard noises in her residence and found an unknown male inside her home. She described him as being a white male, approximately 30-35 years of age, 6’0-6’2”, medium build, 170-180 pounds with short blond hair.
The victim ran upon seeing the man and locked herself in a room, at which point the man left her residence. Shortly thereafter, another male entered her residence, wearing civilian clothing and identified himself as police officer. The victim described him as a white male, 35-40 years of age, 5’8”, stocky build, with black hair and blue eyes. He then went through the motions of taking a police report and left her residence. The victim was not injured during either encounter.
The victim contacted Fort Collins Police Services later that night to follow up on the incident. Fort Collins Police records indicated that they had not received a call requesting assistance at the time of the incident, and therefore had not dispatched an officer to her residence. The female victim has worked with an artist to complete the attached composite drawings of the burglar and the police impersonator.
Fort Collins Police would like to remind people that their safety is our primary concern. We encourage anyone who is unsure about an officer’s identity to request documentation (such as a badge number and business card). If citizens still have identity concerns during an encounter with an officer, we encourage them to call 911 for confirmation.
Citizens with any information about this incident are encouraged to contact Detective Jaclyn Shaklee at 970-416-2771 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868. Callers can remain anonymous and may possibly be eligible for a cash reward.