Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Detectives ID Bank Robbery Suspect

Detectives ID Bank Robbery Suspect

Boise, Jan. 4, 2005 – Boise Police Detectives have identified a man wanted for robbing the Key Bank at 4920 Overland last month.

The bank was robbed late in the afternoon on Dec. 16th by a man who showed a teller a note demanding cash. He was described as a white man in his 40's, 6', 180 lbs, medium build, with short brown hair beneath a dark baseball cap with USA on the front.

Detectives were able to identify a suspect after some investigation, and thanks to tips received after a surveillance photo was shown on local media.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Faron Hawkins, 47. The warrant carries a bond of $500,000 with extradition anywhere in the U.S.

Hawkins was charged with robbing a bank in Horseshoe Bend in 1978. He does have family in southern Idaho and a lengthy criminal record. At this time, Hawkins is not connected to any other recent bank robbery in Boise.

Anyone with any information on where Faron Hawkins might be is urged to call crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.