Boise Police are searching for the driver of a pick-up truck who appears to have intentionally hit and injured a woman in a retail parking lot last night. The woman was hit by the driver after he had reportedly just attacked another woman as she was getting into her car.
Officers believe they have a good images of the suspect’s pick-up truck. Anyone who can help officers locate the suspect is urged to contact non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790.
"This suspect needs to be found," said Boise Police Deputy Chief William Bones. "These attacks appear unprovoked, the victims appear innocent, and we are asking the public's help to find this suspect as soon as possible before he's a threat to anyone else."
What Happened: Boise Police were called to the south end of the parking lot on the 300 block of N. Milwaukee Street at Franklin Rd Tuesday night at 8:49 p.m. They were directed in by mall security to a woman lying in the lot with what appeared to be a serious leg injury. According to witnesses, the woman had been hit – apparently intentionally – by a man driving a teal colored pick- up truck. The woman was immediately transported to a nearby hospital.
Officers were also immediately contacted by another woman who reported the same suspect had first physically attacked her as she was getting into her car.
According to witnesses, the suspect stopped that attack, got back in his truck, and as he drove off, appeared to intentionally swerve to hit the second woman. The driver was last seen headed eastbound through the parking lot.
Suspect Vehicle Description: A teal colored possibly 90's model GMC or Chevrolet pick-up truck with a sticker in rear window, lower right corner. The truck may have a slight lift and has silver base trim. The truck has a solid Tonneau-type bed cover painted the same color as the truck.
Suspect Description: light skinned male, possibly late 30's, bald or very short hair, stocky build, blue eyes, wearing a tank top and shorts at the time of the incident.
Recognize the Pick-Up? Anyone who thinks they recognize the suspect vehicle is urged to call non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.
Personal Safety Advice from the BPD Crime Prevention Unit:
These are general safety tips that we all should do our best to adhere to, whether shopping or running errands around town. Please remember to:
* park in safe, secure areas with your car locked
* note who has parked next to your car, particularly if a large vehicle or van
* have your keys ready in your hand when approaching your car
* be alert as to who might be approaching you