El Paso County sheriff's deputies are searching for three people suspected in an attempted burglary last week in northeast Colorado Springs.

The burglary was reported just before 3 a.m. Friday in the 4900 block of Sapphire Drive. Two men tried to break into the home while a third person waited in a silver, late model, small SUV, the Sheriff's Office said. After failed attempts, they fled northeast on Garnet Road.

The first suspect is described as a man of unknown age wearing a black hoodie, tan mask, dark pants and a red backpack. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches with a thin build.

The second man is described as wearing all black clothing and a mask. He is also about 5 feet, 10 inches with a thin build and of an unknown age.

The Sheriff's Office did not have a description of the third suspect in the car.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of these suspects is asked to contact Deputy Christopher Beyrle at 390-5555 or ChristopherBeyrle@elpasoco.com.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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