Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Officers say robbery, battery appears Drug Related

12-01-11 Officers say robbery, battery appears Drug Related

    UPDATE: Boise, Dec. 1, 2011 - 4:10 p.m. - Boise Police detectives say a break-in at a college area home this afternoon was drug related. Officers found the suspects took only drugs, including marijuana from the home. Officers believe the home was specifically targeted because of the presence of drugs, although the victim says he did not know the suspects. 

    The suspect description continues to be vague with the victim only able to describe the suspects as two black males with dark hoodies and wearing the hoods pulled tightly around their faces. The victim also reports, in addition to the brass knuckles, the second suspect carried a handgun.

    At this time, the case remains under investigation.

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    Boise, Dec. 1, 2011. 3:24 p.m. - Boise Police are investigating a man's report that two men entered his home this afternoon, battered him with brass knuckles, then left.  

    What Happened:Boise Police received a call at 2:50 p.m. from a man reporting two black males wearing dark hoodies had knocked on his door. The man says when he opened the door, the two suspects forced their way in. One suspect had a set of brass knuckles and hit the victim, a man in his 30's in the face. The victim received what appears on scene to be minor injuries and is being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

    Officers immediately responded to the area, off Juanita Street between W. Boise Ave. and W. University Dr., but were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the suspects.

    This investigation is just beginning. The above is all the information available for release at this time. 

    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.

    Note:Burglary is defined as anyone who enters any house, etc with intent to commit any theft or any felony, is guilty of burglary. In other words, a burglary does not mean something was stolen. In this case, that has not yet been determined.