Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

11-04-08 UPDATE: Arrest in US Bank Robbery

11-04-08 UPDATE: Arrest in US Bank Robbery
    UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2008, 3:45 a.m. - Boise Police have made an arrest in the robbery of the US Bank on Vista this morning, where the suspect wore a Halloween mask during the robbery.

    Arrested: Bruce Everett Clark, 54, Boise

    Charge: Robbery (F)

    Boise Police located Clark shortly after the robbery at his workplace on the 4400 blk of Marvin Street. Officers have recovered considerable evidence, including cash, that they believe links Clark to the robbery. Officers believe he acted alone.

    Following the robbery, Boise Police immediately received from witnesses a good description of a possible suspect vehicle, a blue Subaru. Witnessed were also able to provide a possible license plate number. Thanks in part to this good witness information, officers located the vehicle, then the suspect, along with evidence from the crime.

    "In this case, the suspect reportedly was willing to display a weapon which put everyone in that bank at significant risk, " said Sgt. Mark Barnett of the Boise Police Criminal Investigation Division. "Information and cooperation from citizens and local businesses is a huge help enabling our officers to do good police work. In this case, that information helped lead to an arrest."   

    In 2008, Boise Police have made five arrests in seven bank robberies. Two suspects are outstanding as of this date.


    Boise, Nov. 4, 2008, 11;30 a.m. - Boise Police are questioning a person of interest in connection with a bank robbery that occurred at the US Bank branch on the 1100 blk of Vista Ave this morning.
    Officers were called to the bank about 9:37 a.m. Witnesses tell officers a man walked into the bank with a handgun. He then demanded cash from a teller. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    Witnesses were able to give officers a good description of a possible suspect vehicle.
    At this time there's no evidence this morning's bank robbery is connected to the robbery of the Washington Mutual bank at Orchard & Franklin last night.
    Both investigations are continuing. More information will be released as it becomes available.