Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 12, 2009

021209 Search for Theft Suspect

021209 Search for Theft Suspect

    Boise, Feb. 12, 2009 - Boise Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who stole a woman's wallet, then charged a significant amount on her credit cards.

    The theft occurred in a conference room of a downtown hotel January 31st. While the meeting attendees were out of the room (which was thought to be secure) for lunch, the woman's wallet was stolen from her purse.

    Within two hours, the thieves had used her credit cards to charge more than $13,000 at electronic, department, and office supply stores in Boise, Meridian, and Nampa.

    Boise Police have been working with other local police agencies to try and identify the suspects, but so far, have not been able to. Investigators are releasing photos of the suspects to the public for citizen's help.

    The subject in photos #1 and #2 is the suspect making the purchases with the victim's stolen credit cards. The subject in photo #3 was driving the first subject around and acting as a "lookout".

Subject #1 is described as: White or Hispanic male; 25-35 YOA; dark hair; medium build; clean-cut; business attire; wears glasses.

Subject #2 is described as: White male; 60-75 YOA; grey hair; tall; thin build.

    At this time, Boise Police don't know if the suspects are local or were traveling through the area. 

    If anyone has any information on the suspect is urged to call Boise area Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous. Callers with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Citizens can also go online to www.343COPS.com, follow the links and leave their tip, or text tips the word "TIP236" and type in  "CRIMES" to get to the tipline.