Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Late Afternoon Bank Robberies

Late Afternoon Bank Robberies

Boise, June 15, 2006, 6:35 p.m. – Boise Police are investigating two late afternoon bank robberies. At this point, detectives say the crimes do not appear related.

Officers responded to an armed robbery call from the Washington Mutual at 3550 W. State at 3:52 p.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, 5' 8", 160 lbs, with curly brown collar length hair, a 2 - 3 day growth of beard, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, a blue bandana over his face, sunglasses, black gloves and blue jeans. Witnesses say he displayed a handgun. He was last seen leaving the bank on foot. Part of this description comes from a witness who saw the suspect leave the bank, thought he looked suspicious and called it in.

The second armed robbery call came at 5:00 p.m. from the Washington Mutual Bank at 373 N. Milwaukee. In this case, witnesses say the man walked into the bank with a note demanding money. He is described as a white man in his 40's to 50's, 5' 5" - 5' 7", 150 - 170 lbs, a strawberry blonde mid-shoulder length pony tail, a light fu man chu mustache, a black baseball hat with an emblem on the front, and a back zip up jacket with purple stripes on the sleeves. No weapon was displayed.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken in both robberies.

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