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Check Your Rearview Mirror…Often

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Women driving and parking in downtown parking garages should be on the alert. Police report the following assault occurred Sunday, at 6:45 p.m., at the parking garage at 1551 Larimer Pl.:

Denver police are looking for an armed man they say attacked a woman in a downtown Denver parking garage and attempted to sexually assault her….According to police, the suspect was on foot and followed the woman’s vehicle into the parking garage. He then threatened her with a knife, taking her ring and tying her hands. The woman told police that the man pulled her pants down and tried to sexually assault her, but didn’t. He took the woman’s garage door opener before running from the area. The woman said the man was wearing a dark-colored ski mask but she described him as a light skinned black or Hispanic male, about 30 years of age, 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, with dark hair. He also wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, blue jeans, black shoes and gloves.

How can you reduce your risk? Here are some tips I’ve gathered from law enforcement sources:

The Crime Doctor, Mr. Traffic, and E-How have some additional tips pertinent to carjackings, many of which are also applicable to preventing personal attacks .

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