Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Officers Search for Robbery Suspect, 2nd & Bannock

Boise, August 20, 2013 - Boise Police are searching for a man who robbed a pharmacy this afternoon. The man was reportedly armed with a handgun and demanded prescription painkillers, drugs with a high potential for abuse.

PRELIMINARY: Officers are on scene, searching and just starting their investigation.

At this time, prelimiary reports describe the suspect as a light skinned male, 30 - 35 years old with a black goatee, wearing sunglasses, a denim blue button down shirt and blue jeans and possibly a beige beret-type cap.

What Happened: Officers were called at 1:22 by employees at the pharmacy at N. 2nd and W. Bannock Street. Preliminary reports say the suspect walked in, displayed a handgun and demanded narcotics.

He was last seen running from the area, possibly headed east on West Idaho Street.

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.