Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

08-24-11 Update: 08-09-11 Search for Robbery Suspects

08-24-11 Update: 08-09-11 Search for Robbery Suspects

UPDATE

    Boise, Aug. 24, 2011 - Boise Police continue to search for the men responsible for robbing those present in a downtown apartment earlier this month.

    Suspect Vehicle: The suspect vehicle is described as a 1996 - 2002 model Ford Explorer, 4-door with a luggage rack and running boards. The rear left brake light also appears to be out or was out at the time of the robbery.

    Anyone with information is urged to call 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.

###

-----------------------

    Boise, August 9, 2011 - Officers are searching for four men who kicked the door in to a downtown Boise apartment and stole money and property from those inside.

    Officers believe the suspects targeted the apartment, that the crime was not random.

    "We believe the suspects in this case actually knew where they were going," said Lt. Alan Cavener with the Boise Police Patrol Division. "They came with the intent to steal both money and property."

    Witnesses say the suspects were wearing masks and entered the apartment armed with guns. One shot was fired during the robbery. No one was hurt, the shot entered a television set. At least two people were in the apartment at the time of the incident. 

    The robbery was reported at 2:25 this morning at the apartment on the 400 blk of Main Street. 

    "This is a violent crime," said Lt. Cavener. "It's fairly rare in Boise to have this kind of violent crime occur, so we really want to catch the suspects in this case."

    Anyone with information is urged to call 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.