Boise Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred on the Bench on Monday morning as officers try to determine whether the incidents were related, according to a BPD press release.
Police said officers responded to a Jacksons store at 897 S. Cole Road around 8:15 a.m. for reports of an armed robbery. Witnesses said a man went into the store and demanded money from an employee before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The man was described as a young, dark-skinned man wearing a long-sleeved black hoodie. BPD released a photo of the suspect taken from security footage.
Ten minutes later, officers responded to a second armed robbery report at a business near Cole Road and Emerald Street. Reports indicate a similar situation — a young, dark-skinned man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt entered the business and demanded money from an employee. The suspect fled that business westbound on Emerald in a gold four-door sedan, police said.
BPD officers are investigating whether the two incidents are connected. They ask that anyone with information on the suspect call non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790.