AURORA, Colo. (TCD) -- The Aurora Police Department has asked for the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly poured gasoline on two people in a possible hate crime.
In their news release, police said on July 23 at around 11 p.m., the unknown suspect confronted Spanish-speaking customers at the Rocket Gas Station at 1100 S. Havana St. According to police, "He told them they don’t belong here and followed them to their car."
The suspect allegedly doused the victims with gasoline and looked for a lighter to set them on fire. He reportedly threw a rock through the back window and stole their keys.
One of the gas station workers drove into the lot as the suspect was leaving, KMGH-TV reports.
Police described the suspect as a 20- to 25-year-old male, standing at above 5 feet. They also described the suspect as Hispanic or Asian.