EVANS - Weld County Sheriff's officials say a man who tried to stop a thief from stealing his truck got punched in the face and had a handgun pointed at him.
It happened Monday around 9:20 p.m. in the 5800 block of 49th Street just outside of Evans.
Sheriff's officials say the truck had been left unlocked with the keys inside. The suspect drove off in the 1999 brown Chevy Silverado. It has Colorado license plate number 298-UJR. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
Authorities have released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a 25-to-35 year old Hispanic man with short dark hair and average height.
He was wearing a black sweater or fleece pullover and has two upper canine teeth capped in gold or silver.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the Investigations Division at 970-356-4015 ext. 2825.
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