Update: 9:25 p.m. - Boise Police have arrested a man in connection with this afternoon's bank robbery.
Arrested: Daniel E. Fisher, 42, Boise
Charged: Robbery (F)
Just an hour after the bank robbery this afternoon, fast working detectives and store employees had pulled high quality images of the suspect off the store's security system and made them available to the public via local and social media.
A short time later, a tip came into the Crime Stoppers tipline; 343-COPS. Officers followed up on the tip and located the suspect at a motel near the Boise Airport at approximately 8:30 p.m. He was taken into custody for questioning and arrested on the charges. The suspect will be booked into the Ada County Jail.
"Getting the suspect identified so quickly was key in locating him and making this arrest," said Sgt. Mark Barnett of the Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit. "From the bank and store employees, to the officers involved and citizens sharing the information, a lot of people and some fast work went into finding the suspect."
Bank Robbery - Suspect last seen riding a bike westbound on Franklin - Photos
Boise Police are searching for a man who walked into a bank inside a retail store on the northwest corner of West Franklin Road and South Orchard Street and demanded cash.
What Happened: Boise Police were called at 1:36 this afternoon to the robbery that had just occurred. Officers immediately began an area search with the assistance of Garden City, Meridian Police and Ada County Sheriff's deputies but have not yet located the suspect.
Officers say the suspect walked into east doors of the retail store and walked up to the bank counter. He made threatening statements and demanded cash.
The suspect was last seen leaving the area riding a bicycle headed westbound on Franklin with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Suspect Description: light skinned male, thin build, wearing a dark suit and tie with shaded glasses. The suspect is balding on top with short dark hair above his ears.
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. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. 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.