Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

02-20-08 Detectives Investigate Employee for Staging Robbery

02-20-08 Detectives Investigate Employee for Staging Robbery

    Boise, Feb. 20, 2007 - Boise Police detectives have a suspect in the reported robbery of a Vista Ave. hotel Sunday morning, Feb 17th. The suspect is the hotel employee who reported the crime.

    After following leads, detectives believe the initial story the motel employee told about a hooded, masked man robbing the hotel was made up. Officers are submitting their report to prosecutors for possible charges against the employee. 

    Another robbery of a business on Vista was reported Friday, Feb. 15th.  

    Detectives say the two reported robberies are NOT connected.

    The robbery of the drive-thru coffee shop on the 2200 blk of Vista is still under active investigation. For more, please see the news release dated Feb. 15, 2008 at