Weld County Searching for Strong-Arm Motor Vehicle Theft Suspect
The Weld County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect involved in a strong-arm motor vehicle theft incident that occurred just north of Greeley last week.
According to the sheriff's office, the crime took place at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday (April 8). A Weld County resident was driving a 2017 gray Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and towing a U-Haul motorcycle trailer north on U.S. 85. when, somewhere near U.S. 85 and Weld County Road 66, another vehicle behind him flashed its lights, prompting the resident to pull over to see if there was something wrong.
As the driver exited his Jeep to see check on the trailer, he was assaulted by the individual in the other vehicle.
When the man woke up, his Jeep and U-Haul trailer, which was also carrying a 2020 black Harley Davidson Softail Custom, had all been stolen.
The sheriff's office is asking residents to be on the look out for these three vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee bears Colorado license plate BRE-342. The U-Haul motorcycle trailer has a Virginia license plate of 325-7ZP and the Harley Davidson bears Colorado plate DNC-422. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Black at (970) 400-2836 and reference case number 21W013625.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website 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.