Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Reward Offered in Bank Robbery

Reward Offered in Bank Robbery

      Boise, February 14, 2007 - A reward of $5,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the man who fired two gunshots during a Boise bank robbery Monday.

      The $5,000 reward is in addition to a $1,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers.

      Washington Mutual is offering the reward. The bank branch at 3550 W. State has been the target of three bank robberies over the past year. Boise Police Detectives are investigating whether the same suspect is behind all three robberies.

      "The robbery on Monday was aggressive and violent and frightening for bank employees and customers," said Sgt. Mark Barnett. "We hope the reward prompts someone who has key information on this crime to come forward, help us find this suspect and hold him accountable."

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

       Original News Release on Robbery:  Boise, February 12, 2007, 7:30 p.m. - Boise Police are searching for the man who fired two gunshots during a bank robbery on State Street this afternoon. Fortunately no one was hurt. However, despite a quick search by responding officers, the suspect remains on the run.

Officers were called to the Washington Mutual Bank at 3550 W. State at 4:30 this afternoon.

Witnesses say a man walked into the bank, showed a handgun to the teller and demanded money.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount. The suspect fired two shots during the robbery. Detectives believe the shots were meant to intimidate witnesses. Again, fortunately no one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man, 25 - 30 years old, 5'8" - 5'10", thin build, 140 - 160 lbs, wearing a black zip up hooded sweatshirt, dark sunglasses and jeans.

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

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