Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

UPDATE: Incident doesn't appear random; Officers search for home invasion robbery suspects

02-09-11 UPDATE: Incident doesn't appear random; Officers search for home invasion robbery suspects
      Boise, Feb. 9, 2011 - Boise Police continue to search for three men who reportedly entered a home Monday night near W. Franklin and S. Garden Streets. Although the investigation is continuing, officers have reason to believe the incident was not random, and the suspects may have been looking for an individual who had been in the home.
 
      Officers also believe, at this point, the incident is isolated. Residential and business burglaries have decreased significantly in the area where this incident occurred.
 
        Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Franklin and Garden Streets last night, either a vehicle or individuals, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
 
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    Boise, Feb. 8, 2011 - Boise Police are searching for three men after they reportedly entered and robbed a home near W. Franklin Rd and S. Garden Street last night. 

    Boise Police were called about 8:00 pm Monday by a man who told police dispatchers three men, armed with guns, entered his home and held him and a 10 year old child against their will. The man was apparently hit several times by at least one of the suspects. He was able to get outside and call police. The child reportedly remained inside locked in a bathroom. The Boise Police SWAT team and hostage negotiators were on scene within minutes. The child walked out of the home unharmed. Officers conducted a thorough search of the home and the immediate area however did not find the three suspects. The male victim was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

    Officers are investigating and working to develop suspect descriptions. Officers are also working with the victims to determine which items were taken by the suspects.

    Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Franklin and Garden Streets last night, either a vehicle or individuals, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.