Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 21, 2009

05-21-09 Boise Police Search for Robbery Suspects

05-21-09 Boise Police Search for Robbery Suspects
   Boise, May 21, 2009, 3:50 p.m. - Boise Police are searching for two robbery suspects after they abandoned their car and ran off in a shopping center parking lot on Overland just east of Cole.
 
   Initial Call: Boise Police responded to the area of Phillippi and Edson Streets, after a woman called 911 saying a man had just pulled a gun on her and a male companion.
 
   Officers arrived and were told by a man and woman that they had seen two men they thought were acting oddly, possibly suspicious, standing at the base of some stairs. The male witness tells officers he confronted the two, asked them what they were doing, and they ran. The man chased them briefly to a car, where reportedly one suspect pulled a gun and threatened the witness. The two men then drove off. The witnesses were immediately able to give police a good description of the suspect vehicle.
 
   Suspect vehicle located: Eight minutes later, an officer in the area spotted the suspect vehicle, a white Pontiac Grand Prix, abandoned in a parking lot on the south side of Overland, just east of Cole Rd. The suspects were no longer in the vehicle. Officers did an immediate search of the area, but the suspects have not been located.
 
   The Robbery: Officers responding to the area of Phillippi and Edson located an apartment where the two suspects had just left. One man inside told officers the suspects had come into his apartment through an unlocked door and robbed him, taking cash, a lap top and a pair of sneakers. The victim claims he did not know the suspects. The victim suffered a superficial injury the robbery. The wound is non-life threatening and did not require the robbery victim to go to the hospital.
 
   Officers found the sneakers near the apartment. The lap top was also found inside the suspect vehicle.
 
   The Suspects: Officers say the suspects appear to be two darker-skinned, possibly Hispanic males, with black hair, wearing dark clothing and dark pants (not jeans), and appeared to be approx. 25 years old.
 
   If anyone has any information, they're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
 
   The investigation is continuing.