Alan Gathright, ABC 7 News (Denver), July 19, 2011
Police are trying to identify a gang of men who are beating couples with baseball bats and robbing them in downtown Denver.
Just before 2 a.m. on July 16, a couple was walking home from a restaurant-bar near East 10th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street when they were surrounded by a group of men, according to a police report.
Two men wielding baseball bats hit the man and woman in the head, “causing major bruising and swelling,” the report said. Then a robber grabbed the woman’s purse.
On June 26 near 1000 Broadway, a couple was in an alley near their vehicle when a group of men walked up and “assaulted them with a baseball bat and demanded money,” a police report said. The robbers grabbed the woman’s purse and ran to a waiting car, police said.
Police describe the attackers as four to five black men, ages 18 to 21 years.