Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Armed Robbery - Vista Ave.

10-11-11 Armed Robbery - Vista Ave.

    Boise, Oct. 11, 2011 - Boise Police are searching for the man who robbed a convenience store this afternoon on the 1700 block of Vista Ave.

    What Happened:Officers were called to the store at 1:55 p.m. by witnesses who say the man entered the store, jumped over the counter and demanded money from the clerk at knifepoint. Officers praised the clerk for remaining calm. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The suspect was last seen running east across Vista Ave. and into the residential neighborhood. An immediate area search by officers failed to locate the suspect.

    Suspect description:The robbery suspect is described as 6'2", approx 200 - 220 lbs with blue eyes. He wore a light blue ski-type face mask, a black pullover hooded sweatshirt, light colored pants and black shoes. 

    Crime Stoppers: Anyone with any information on the crime and/or the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, 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.