Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Arrest in Convenience Store Robbery

Arrest in Convenience Store Robbery

    Boise, May 31, 2007 - Boise Police have arrested a man in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store late last summer.

    Arrested: Riley A. Weight, 19, Boise

    Charged: Robbery

    Weight was arrested last night at his place of employment, after police obtained a warrant for his arrest.

    Background: Weight is charged with robbing the Jackson's convenience store at 8th & Fort August 27th, 2006. Witnesses at the time told officers a man walked into the store with what appeared to be a sawed off shotgun and demanded money.

    On Sept. 6, 2006, Boise PD provided the public with a suspect photo from that robbery in a news release.

    Detectives, following leads, were able to identify Weight as a suspect.