UPDATE: Three missing Boise boys found safe

newsroom@idahostatesman.comJuly 15, 2014 

Boise police put out a call Tuesday afternoon for help in finding a trio of missing boys on bicycles. Just after 5 p.m., police said the boys were found safe.

They were transported home by a woman who said they knocked on the door to her home near Pierce Park and Hill Road around 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m., according to Boise Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower.

"The boys asked for food. The woman, who did not know the boys, invited them in, fed them, then put them in her car," Hightower said in a press release. "They were able to direct her back to where they live."

The boys — two 5-year-olds and a 6-year-old — were seen riding their bicycles near Gary Lane and Hill Road at about 3:35 p.m. That sighting was reported by a citizen, police say. After 4:30 p.m., Boise police tweeted that the boys may be in the Cole and Mountain View area of the city. Two of the boys were wearing swimming trucks; one was wearing red shorts and a gray shirt (he was on a Spiderman bike).

The boys were reported missing at 2:25 p.m., after a parent flagged down a passing police officer at State and Collister streets. The parents had been looking for the children for about an hour.

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