01-13-10 Quick Arrest in Credit Union Robbery
Boise, Jan. 13, 2010 8:25 p.m. - Boise
Police have arrested and charged a Boise County man in connection
with this afternoon's robbery of a credit union on the corner of
13th & Jefferson Streets downtown.
The arrest was made thanks to an
officers quick, alert response, and big thanks to several alert
witnesses who saw the suspect running and pointed the officer
toward the suspect and his vehicle.
Arrested: Douglas Jacob "Jake" Folger, 31,
Charge: Robbery (F)
What Happened: Boise Police received a call
of a robbery at the credit union at 13th & Jefferson downtown
at 4:13 p.m. this afternoon. Witnesses say a man walked into the
credit union, threatened the teller indicating he had a weapon
(although he did not show one), and demanded money. He was last
seen leaving the bank headed south on foot.
Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer
Lance Nickerson was driving one block south of the credit union at
the time of the call. Officer Nickerson immediately noticed he was
being flagged down by several people in a parking lot just east of
13th & Bannock. The wintesses were pointing to a man running
through the parking lot getting into an older model Jeep Wagoneer
with 6B license plates.
Officer Nickerson drove into the parking
lot and could see the man the witnesses were pointing to, now
sitting in the drivers seat. The man matched the preliminary
description of the robbery suspect. The officer pulled up behind
the suspect vehicle, and although Officer Nickerson says, for a
moment it appeared the suspect was going to try and drive off, he
surrendered and was taken into custody.
The suspect, Folger is currently being
booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charge.
"It's help from citizens that really made
the difference in catching this suspect so quickly," said Sgt. Mark
Barnett of the Boise Police Department Criminal Investigation
"This is another great example of how
citizens in this city work with their police department and help us
help them keep our community safer. Big kudos to those citizens,
witnesses, and to Officer Nickerson and all the patrol officers who
helped make the arrest."