Police search for suspects in beating of Good Samaritan | News
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Wheat Ridge Police are looking for two suspects Monday accused of robbery and the beating of a Good Samaritan who tried to stop the crime.
It happened around noon on Saturday. Witnesses said they saw a woman being attacked by two men near 40th and Kipling in Wheat Ridge.
“She had a whole chunk of her hair torn out and her whole left side of her face is bashed in,” said Shawndra Anderson, whose car was broken into and purse was stolen.
Witnesses said the woman was trying to be a Good Samaritan and stop the men who had broken into a car and stolen a purse a few blocks down at the Wheat Ridge rec center.
“The 50-year-old woman was actually in her vehicle. She spoke to the witnesses to see if she could follow the suspects and they said yes and so she did,” said Lisa Spinder, a spokesperson for the Wheat Ridge Police Department.
Police said the woman had followed the men in her car and confronted them in front of the Armburst gym and that is when witnesses said the woman was attacked.
“They grabbed her by her hair and pulled her out of the car and started beating her,” Anderson said.
Many members at the Armburst gym actually witnessed this woman getting beaten up. They were too afraid to go on camera because they said one of the men actually pulled out a gun as they were trying to help the woman who was fighting off her attackers.
“We have a couple of witnesses that did identify that they had been menaced with a hand gun,” said Spinder.
Police said the men then tried to steal the woman’s car.
Witnesses say another good Samaritan who had run across a field from the rec center actually stopped this from happening.
“They exhibited some brazen characteristics by trying to steal her car right there, right there on the roadway very busy street,” Spinder said.
As this was happening, police said a silver SUV drove up and the men jumped in and got away leaving the woman lying in the street.
“This woman was trying to do the right thing…she ended up being a victim. Luckily she is going to be OK. It could have been much worse,” said Spinder.
Again, that woman is out of the hospital, and police said she is too upset to talk about what happened.
In the meantime, police are asking for more witnesses to come forward because they have very little description of the men involved except that they are Hispanic and were last seen in a silver SUV.
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