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
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.
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
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