Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 05, 2010

Suspect Photos - Have you seen these guys? They're stealing high end health & beauty products from Boise area retailers.

02-04-10 Suspect Photos - Have you seen these guys? They're stealing high end health & beauty products from Boise area retailers.

Boise, Feb 4, 2010 - Boise Police are working with law enforcement throughout the Valley on trying to identify and locate four men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in goods from local retailers.

Investigators with the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit believe the four men work as a team to steal large quantities of high end health & beauty products. Officers believe the stolen products may be shipped elsewhere for sale, or sold over the internet.

"Retailers lose billions of dollars each year to theft," said Curt Crum of the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit. "We're all victims because the rest of us end up paying higher prices to cover the losses."

It's unknown whether the four men are local or travel through the Boise area, possibly staying in local hotels. Investigators believe cases involving the men have been ongoing for several months, but particularly active within the past month.

As evident by the attached photos, the men are described as darker skinned, dark hair, possibly ranging in age from early 20's to mid-30's. Most recently, two of the men have been seen wearing puffy coats. The men have been seen driving a black Nissan Xterra SUV with unknown license plates.

Anyone with information on who the men may be or where they may be staying is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto http://www.343cops.com/, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.

About the Boise PD Organized Retail Crime Unit: The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, productive working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.