Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Afternoon Bank Robbery

Afternoon Bank Robbery

Boise, June 17, 2006, 12:15 p.m. – Boise Police are investigating an early afternoon bank robbery.

Officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Bank of America, 9780 W. Fairview, just after 12:15 p.m. today. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, tanned complexion, 5' 7", 140 lbs, thin build with bushy reddish/brown short hair, wearing a red/yellow plaid shirt and faded blue jeans . Suspect entered the bank after putting what appeared to be a pillow case with eye holes over his head, displayed a small black handgun and demanded money. Suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the immediate area on foot. Part of the description comes from witnesses who saw the suspect outside the bank without the hood on. No one was injured during the incident.

An area search for the suspect was conducted but he was not located.

A vehicle was seen leaving the area shortly after the robbery but it is not known at this time if it is related. The vehicle is described as an early 90's Jeep Cherokee, black with a gold stripe down each side and tires rims that were golden colored. Anyone with information about the robbery or vehicle are asked to contact Boise Police at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Release prepared by Lt. Stuart Kelsay, BPD Watch Commander

Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 343-COPS.