Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, January 05, 2012

UPDATE: Robbery Suspect in Custody

01-05-12 UPDATE: Robbery Suspect in Custody

UPDATE: Boise, Jan 5, 2012 - Boise Police detectives are returning home from Kamiah after the suspect in yesterday's armed robbery of a Northwest Boise convenience store was arrested there on an Ada County robbery warrant this afternoon. 

    Detectives say identification and arrest of the suspect was thanks to several citizen tips and assistance of officers with the Kamiah Police Department following the release of photos from the robbery. 

    The suspect is 17 years old and a resident of Kamiah in north-central Idaho. Because the suspect is a juvenile, his name is not being released by Boise Police at this time. He is in custody in Kamiah and is expected to be extradited to Ada County on the felony robbery charge.

    "Our officers were able to act very quickly thanks to the quick response we received from both citizens and other law enforcement agencies. That cooperation really made this arrest and is greatly appreciated," said Sgt. Mark Barnett of the Boise Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.



Original Release

Officers search for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Boise, January 4th, 2011 - Boise Police are searching for the man who robbed a convenience store in Northwest Boise this morning.

    What Happened:Boise Police were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at the Jackons' convenience store on the 6000 block of West State Street this morning at approximately 8:20 a.m. The store is on the corner of Ellens Ferry Dr. Witnesses tell officers the suspect came in, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

    Suspect description:Witnesses describe the robbery suspect as a light skinned male, 18 to 20 years old, approx 6' tall, wearing what look like baggy black sweat pants, a turquoise T-shirt with wing-type design over a dark long sleeve T-shirt, dark ball cap with large white emblem. He carried a black handgun.

    Suspect Vehicle:Black mid-90's model 2-door couple, chrome wheels, Idaho license plates. Unknown direction of travel.

   Crime Stoppers:Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto, 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.