Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, January 08, 2019

BPD investigating a bank robbery on State St.

Around 3:00 pm Boise Police responded to a report of a bank robbery on the 1600 block of W. State Street.  The suspect provided a note demanding money and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect did not display a weapon and was wearing a hat, a hooded jacket and he had something covering his face. 

Officers began searching the area for the suspect and a possible vehicle linked to the suspect.  During that search, a subject was located near N. 32nd St. and State Street.  As the investigation continued, Lowell Elementary School was temporally placed into lockdown as a safety precaution. Following further investigation, officers took the suspect into custody.  The lockdown at Lowell Elementary has been lifted.

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.