Boise Police arrested a 25-year-old Boise man Saturday who they believe is responsible for a robbery and vehicle theft.
Around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Boise Police were called to a business on the 700 block of North Lander Street when a man working at the business witnessed another man in the gated yard of the business.
The worker told the suspect, later identified as Christopher Altamirano, he should not be there but the suspect refused to leave and challenged the worker, according to police. The worker called police, got into his vehicle and locked the door. The suspect then began to hit the vehicle with a metal rod.
The first officer on scene witnessed the attack and ordered the suspect to get on the ground, according to Boise Police. Altamirano complied and the officer told the victim to drive forward to avoid another interaction with the suspect.
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Upon further investigation, officers were able to connect the suspect, Altamirano, to a robbery that happened earlier Saturday, at 3:45 p.m.
Police believe Altamirano confronted a stranger in his vehicle in a parking garage on West Main Street that day and the vehicle’s driver exited the vehicle out of fear and the suspect, allowing him to steal it and drive away.
Altamirano was booked into Ada County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, malicious injury to property, robbery, a felony probation violation and misdemeanor trespassing.