Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Robbery Arrest (1)

Robbery Arrest

Boise, August 1, 2006, 5:00 p.m. - Boise Police have arrested a man and charged him with armed robbery after a West Boise pharmacy was robbed of prescription pain killers this morning.

Detectives say cooperation and information from alert witnesses who saw the suspect leaving the scene was critical in making the arrest so quickly.

About 1:30 this afternoon officers found the man in a possible suspect vehicle and followed him to the Edwards Theatre complex on Overland (he was not an employee at the complex). They made contact with the suspect after he got out of the vehicle. The suspect was questioned and later arrested. Officers have evidence they believe connects the man to the crime. Officers have also recovered a handgun they believe was used in the robbery.

    Arrested: Soutpasong "Song" Douangdara, 23, Boise (booking photo available through the Ada Co. jail)

    Charged: Robbery

    For background, see news release titled "Pharmacy Robbery" posted at www.boisepolice.org.