05-03-11 Officers ask for help in finding purse thieves -
Boise, May 3, 2011 - Boise Police are
asking the public's help in identifying two purse snatchers.
Officers have images from a security
video that shows the two thieves spot the purse on a chair in a
State Street restaurant, come back for the purse, pick it up and
What Happened:Boise Police were called
Sunday evening, May 1st shortly before 5:00 p.m. by a Payette
couple reporting the woman's purse had just been stolen from a
restaurant on the 1700 block of W. State Street in Boise's North
The victims tell officers they had just
ordered at the counter when the woman went to the restroom and left
her purse and a sweater hanging on a chair.
The restaurant's security video shows a
male and female suspect leaving the restaurant after dining there,
see and look at the purse as they're walking out. The video then
shows the suspects walk back into the restaurant, the male walks
toward the back while the woman stands near the purse looking
around the restaurant. The female suspect then reaches down,
removes the victim's purse from the chair and tucks the purse
beneath a white sweatshirt she carried over her left arm. The
female suspect then walks out of the restaurant. The male suspect
follows just seconds later.
Female: Light skinned, appears to be in
her 20's with long dark hair that appears to be up in a clip and a
headband. She's wearing a pink t-shirt, denim capris-style pants
and flip flop sandals. She appears about 5'7", 135 lbs.
Male: dark skinned, approx 25 years old,
about 5'10", 200 lbs, wearing a red baseball cap, dark green
sweatshirt, long, below the knee checkered or plaid shorts and flip
flop sandals. The male may have or go by the name "Nicholas".
According to witnesses, the suspects came
into the restaurant approx 4:00 p.m. Sunday, ordered and ate their
meal outside where one or both of the suspects smoked
The stolen purse is described as
purple/multi-colored with gold sequins. Inside the purse was a cell
phone, an iPod along with a wallet including several financial and
Call Crime Stoppers: Anyone with
information on the suspects are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at
343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637,
subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to
$1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the
arrest of criminal suspects.