Buglary suspects arrested after leaving phone, purse at crime scene
BOULDER, Colo. — While she was attempting to continue a spree of burglaries, a Boulder burglary suspect inadvertently gave away a couple of her own possessions.
And those two possessions, a cell phone and a purse, made the search for her and an accomplish suspects much easier for police.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, residents at a home in the 800 block of 17th Street called Boulder police to report a burglary at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday. They told police they were investigating some loud noises in their yard when they happened upon two suspects, who then fled.
Those two suspects were later identified as Lindsey Elizabeth Rast, 19, and John Brayant Bowden, 31, largely thanks to the fact that Rast dropped her cell phone and a purse containing her ID while she was running away from the house.
Bowden also played a roil in foiling the suspects’ scheme by running into a house in the 1700 block of Columbine Avenue at 5:37 a.m., telling the residents he needed a place to hide from police. Those residents promptly turned him over to authorities.
Police arrested Rast and Bowden on second-degree burglary and trespassing charges, and said they believe the duo is responsible for a string of four burglaries in the 700 and 800 blocks of 17th Street and the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Columbine Avenue.
Police say items were stolen from all four homes, and that all of the residences were unlocked at the time.