Police search for man accused of beating security guard outside Aurora King Soopers


AURORA | Several private and public organizations are offering a $10,000 reward for information related to the whereabouts of a man who violently assaulted a security guard outside of an Aurora King Soopers last week, according to Aurora police.

Investigators are searching for a man who assaulted a male security guard shortly after entering the King Soopers at East Mississippi Avenue and Chambers Road at approximately 11 p.m. on Oct. 6. 

The suspected assailant, who can be seen in security camera footage wearing a maroon hoodie, glasses and a mustache, punched and kicked the security guard outside one of the store’s entrances several times. 

The guard sustained serious injuries to his body and head, police said.

The Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Aurora Reward Fund are each offering rewards of up to $2,000 for information related to the unidentified man seen in the surveillance footage. King Soopers announced Monday the company is also offering a reward of $5,000 for pertinent information. 

On Tuesday, Private Officer International, a North Carolina-based advocacy group, announced it would contribute another $1,000 of reward funding, bringing the total pot to $10,000.

Police said they have received multiple tips since releasing the security camera footage.

“We continue to receive tips and want to thank the public for submitting them,” police wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “The agent working on this case is diligently following up on all leads. When an arrest is made we will be sure to update everyone after the family has been notified.”

Tipsters are encouraged Aurora Detective Antony Green at 303-739-6382.