Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 11, 2008

08-11-08 Home Burglary Suspect Sought

08-11-08 Home Burglary Suspect Sought

    

    Boise, August 11, 2008 - Boise Police are urging citizens to log onto www.IdahoIDme.org, to see if they recognize a female suspect believed to be involved in a home burglary that took place earlier this summer.

    The surveillance photos of the suspect come from stores not far from the victim's home where the suspect used a credit card stolen from the residence.

    Besides the credit card, numerous other items were taken from the home during the burglary, including expensive electronics, musical instruments, and the victim's car was stolen from the garage. The stolen car was found by police a short time later. Officers are hoping that by locating the suspect, other valuable items can also be located and returned to the owner.

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

    Suspect Description: (see photos) light skinned female, 18-25 years old, blonde hair. At the time she used the stolen credit cards, she was wearing a red spaghetti strap tank top, blue jeans, can carried a pink backpack. She also has a large tattoo on her lower back, visible in some of the surveillance photos. She may also have other tattoos.

    It's believed the suspect lives in the area of Cole & Fairview, as she rode her bike to an ice cream store at that intersection around 1:00 p.m. June 25th, shortly after the burglary. The stolen credit card was also used that same day, June 25th, at a grocery store at Cole & Fairview.

    About the Burglary: The crime occurred at a home in the area of Northview Street sometime between Tuesday, June 24th and the afternoon of Wednesday, June 25th. 

    Due to the ongoing investigation, officers cannot release the method of entry used to gain access to the victim's home. At this time, the crime appears to be an isolated incident.

    Crime Prevention Tip: Officers say the credit card stolen by the burglary suspects was small and attached to the victim's keys. Officers advise citizens against attaching credit/debit cards to key chains as they can be easily misplaced or stolen. 

    Officers do not see many of these types of small credit/debit cards attached to key chains, but they have been and may still be available to consumers.