Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Reward for Bank Robberies

Reward for Bank Robberies

Boise, July 27, 2006 - Boise Police detectives hope a reward being offered by Washington Mutual Bank will prompt new leads to help their investigation of a recent bank robbery where the suspect aggressively displayed a handgun.

Washington Mutual is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case that occurred June 15th at 36th and State.

A second Washington Mutual branch was also robbed later that day on Milwaukee, but detectives say there is a different suspect in each case, the suspects do not appear connected and the suspect in the second robbery did not display a handgun.

The reward offered by Washington Mutual adds to a reward offered by Crime Stoppers of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information on the robberies is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

The suspect in the robbery at 36th & State 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 (photo attached to e-mail).