Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, July 07, 2008

07-07-08 Surveillance Photos of Weekend Robbery

07-07-08 Surveillance Photos of Weekend Robbery
   Boise, July 7, 2008 - Boise Police are releasing photos taken from inside a convenience store where a robbery occurred over the weekend. Detectives hope someone will recognize the suspect and help officers identify him.
  • Detectives say the surveillance photos show the suspects unique Hawaiian shirt that may be recognized by someone acquainted with the suspect.
  • At this point, it's unclear if Saturday's robbery in Boise is connected to any other recently under investigation in Boise or anywhere in the Treasure Valley. Boise Police detectives are working with officers in other local police agencies to see if any connection may exist.
  • Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Anyone with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
 
   What Happened: The robbery happened Saturday, July 5th at approx. 1:28 p.m. Officers were called to a tobacco store on the 2000 blk of W. State St. Officers say a man reportedly walked into the store, pulled a small black handgun from his shorts packet, and demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk was alone in the store at the time. When a customer walked in, the suspect ran out the front door with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was last seen on foot headed north on 21st St.
   Detectives have learned the robbery suspect was in the same store about a half hour earlier, approx. 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
 
   Suspect Description: 5' 7", 220 lbs, clean shaven, light complected white male with dark hair beneath a tan fishing hat. The suspect wore a red and orange vertical striped Hawaiian shirt, light colored camouflage shorts, dark sandals with white socks, and oversized dark sunglasses.
 
   Again, anyone with information on the crime or the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.