04-17-11 UPDATE: ARREST - Fairview Ave. Armed Robbery
Boise. April 17, 2011 - UPDATE: Boise
Police have arrested a man and charged him with the bank robbery
that occurred Friday, April 15th on the 6000 blk of Fairview
Arrested: Christopher A. Shilts, 34,
Charge: Robbery (F)
Boise Police received a citizen tip that
led them to investigate Shilts possible involvement in Friday's
robbery. Boise Police detectives were able to uncover evidence that
led to Shilts's arrest at his home late Saturday night. Shilts's
home in just blocks away from the bank he's accused of robbing.
While investigating, officers also learned the suspect is on
federal parole for felony crimes in Utah.
"We are very fortunate to live in a
community that values safety. Citizens trust officers with their
tips, and trust that officers will follow up," said Capt. Bill
Bones of the Boise Police Criminal Investigation Division. "We
appreciate the citizen's tip and the patrol officers and detectives
who acted quickly and did an excellent job working together to make
Boise, April 15th, 2011 -Boise Police detectives hope this photo
could help identify the man who robbed a bank at approximately noon
- Witnesses describe the suspect as a light skinned adult male
with a thin build approximately 5"8 to 5"9 possibly in his
- The suspect was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt
with blue jeans and a black mask with sunglasses. The suspect may
have been carrying a black backpack at the time.
- The suspect was last seen leaving the bank on foot.
What Happened:At approximately noon
today a man entered the Idaho Banking Company on the 6000 block of
west Fairview, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. No one was
injured in the robbery. The man was last seen fleeing the area with
an undisclosed amount of cash.
Anyone with information is urged to call
police non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at