Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

UPDATE: Officers search for Strong Arm Robbery Suspect

09-01-10 UPDATE: Officers search for Strong Arm Robbery Suspect

    Update: Boise, Sept. 1, 2010 - Boise Police continue to search for a young man who robbed a drug store at orchard & Overland last week.

    Today, detectives released an updated description and a photo taken of the robbery suspect. 

    Updated suspect description: light-skinned male, 18-25 years old, thin build and dark brown close cut hair. Suspect was wearing a black hoodie style sweatshirt with gold or yellow writing on the front, white or grey tee shirt underneath, black "dickie" style pants and black tennis shoes.

    On Thursday, August 26th, at approximately 7:48 pm, the suspect walked into the drug store on the 4900 blk of W. Overland (Orchard/Overland). Suspect approached the cashier and demanded the money in the register. Suspect did not display or threaten with a weapon. Cashier feared for her safety and complied with suspect's demand.

    Suspect was seen running eastbound behind the store.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Boise Police via Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.

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Original Release:

    Boise, August 26, 2010 - Officers are searching for a suspect who witnesses say looked "very young" who robbed a drug store on the northeast corner of Orchard & Overland.

    Boise Police were called to the store at 7:48 tonight. Witnesses say the suspect walked into the store and verbally and fearfully intimidated the clerk. He was given money from the cash register and left the store. The suspect was last seen running on Clark Street behind the store.

    Suspect description: Light skinned male, possibly in his teens, very short hair, clean shaven, wearing a black hoodie with black jeans.

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