Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, February 02, 2008

02-02-08 UPDATE: Arrests in Vista Bank Robbery

02-02-08 UPDATE: Arrests in Vista Bank Robbery
UPDATE: Bank Robbery Suspects in Custody
 
      Boise, Feb 2, 2008 - The suspect in the Jan. 29th robbery of the Bank of the Cascades on Vista Ave is in custody today. And a second man who Boise Police Detectives believe also played a role in the crime is in custody after his arrest by Nampa Police early this morning.
 
      Suspect: Kelvin J. Boyd, 26, Nampa
      Charged: Robbery
      In Custody: Ada County Jail (booking photo on adasheriff.org)
 
      Suspect: Luis F. Granados, 19, Nampa
      Charged: Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
      In Custody: Canyon County Jail
 
      Background:  Boise Police issued an arrest warrant for Boyd shortly after Tuesday's bank robbery. Boyd turned himself into the Ada County Jail Friday, Feb 1.
 
      During the investigation, Boise Police Detectives found evidence that led them to believe Granados had conspired with Boyd prior to the bank robbery. Thanks to the investigative skills of officers with the Nampa Police Department's Special Investigative Unit, Nampa Police arrested Granados approx. 1:30 this morning.
 
      Boise Police Detectives would like to thank Nampa Police for their terrific cooperation and assistance that led to both suspects detectives believe are responsible for the bank robbery being in custody today.

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UPDATE: Jan. 29, 2008 - Boise police have identified the man suspected in today’s robbery of a Vista bank. Detectives and Officers believe the man who ran from police after abandoning his vehicle near Roosevelt and St Andrews streets shortly after the robbery.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kelvin Joseph Boyd, 26 years of age of Nampa.

 Officers believe he may currently have very short hair, or a shaved head.

Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS

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Boise January 29th, 2008- Boise Police are investigating the robbery of the Bank of the Cascades Bank on the 800 block of south Vista Ave. that occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. today. Witnesses tell officers the suspect entered the bank and demanded cash, indicating he had a weapon, although no weapon was displayed. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash, and was last seen heading North on foot.

The suspect is described by witnesses as: A dark skinned male, approximately 5 and a half feet tall, at the time of the robbery he was described as wearing a camo colored hoodie over his head. 

Shortly after the robbery a vehicle was observed in the area  of the robbery with a driver who vaguely fit the general description witnesses had given officers. A observant BPD Officer followed the vehicle for a short distance and observed the driver going too fast for conditions. The officer activated his overhead lights and attempted to stop the vehicle. At this point the vehicle sped up, and a short distance away, the driver abandoned the car and ran from police on foot in the area of Roosevelt and St Andrews.

For a period of time officers had reason to believe the subject may be located at a residence on the 2800 block of Zola in Boise. For the safety of the neighborhood a perimeter was established as officers conducted interviews for information. This afternoon officers determined that the suspect was not in the residence and the scene was cleared around 2 PM.

Officers and detectives are currently following up on several leads in the case and the search for the suspect continues.

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

Release Prepared By:
Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information