Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Officers search for Armed Robbery Suspect

09-04-11 Officers search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Boise, Sept. 4, 2011 - Boise Police are asking the public's help in identifying the man who robbed a shoe store at gunpoint last night.

    What Happened:Boise Police were called at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3rd to the retail store on the 8100 block of W. Overland Rd. Witnesses tell officers the suspect came in, displayed a black handgun and demanded cash. He left the store with an undisclosed amount of  cash and was last seen on a mountain bike headed south. 

    Suspect description:Witnesses describe the robbery suspect as a light skinned male, approx. 30 years old, 6' tall, shoulder-length "scraggly" hair, wearing a camo baseball hat, blue T-shirt and khaki shorts.  Witnesses say he the suspect acted as if he may have been under the influence of drugs and smelled like cigarettes and beer.  

    Crime Stoppers:Anyone with information is 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.