March 25, 2006 - At approximately 8:15 pm, 2 suspects wearing masks and brandishing a large butcher knife entered the Viking Drive Inn at 36th and State Streets. Suspects took money from the store register and were last observed running on foot toward Taft Elementary School that is located directly north of the drive inn. Victims were not injured during the robbery and immediately called 911.
Ada County Dispatch quickly alerted Officers in the area and within seconds, quick acting officers set up a perimeter of the surrounding area. Officers conducted a foot search with the assistance of a police K-9 and located 2 male juveniles hiding in the school yard. Juveniles were in possession of the described weapon and masks that were used in the robbery along with a change of clothing. An undisclosed amount of money taken during the robbery was also recovered. The two suspects were taken into custody without incident or injuries.
After being interviewed by detectives, both suspects were charged with Armed Robbery and delivered to Juvenile Detention.
In Idaho, an armed robbery conviction carries a penalty of 5 years to life in prison.
Media Release prepared by
Lieutenant Kent Lipple