Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, August 18, 2006

Arrest in Attempted Bank Robbery

Arrest in Attempted Bank Robbery

Boise, August 18, 2006, 5:00 p.m. - Boise Police arrested a woman in a bank parking lot this afternoon. Officers believe the woman was about to enter the bank and rob it. She's been charged with attempted robbery.

The arrest was the result of a lead developed by officers. That lead led officers to stake out the Wells Fargo Bank at Boise and Apple. About 2:20 p.m., officers saw a suspicious looking woman walk into the parking lot headed toward the bank door.

The woman appeared to be wearing a disguise; a wig, sunglasses, a bandana around her head, a heavy grey hooded sweatshirt and she carried a large blue bag. When officers contacted her, she was also found to be carrying a concealed handgun.

As the woman approached the bank, officers inside protected bank employees and customers.

    Arrested: Teresa M. Germain, 40, Boise

    Charged: Attempted Robbery

"This is a terrific example of investigative leads being developed, crime analysis, patrol and detectives sharing information that led to preventing what was setting up to be a violent robbery," said Deputy Boise Police Chief Mike Webb.

Update on other two bank robberies in Boise today: A man is currently being questioned in connection with both, the robbery of the Key Bank on Broadway and the 1st Bank at 14th & Idaho. A witness was able to provide police with a description of the suspect's vehicle. A vehicle matching the description was spotted at 10th and Bannock just minutes after the robbery and the man driving the pick up is being questioned.

Further updates will be released as they're available.