Similar suspect descriptions have been released for two armed robberies along Cole Road on the Boise Bench Monday morning and a Tuesday evening robbery on Broadway Avenue, but investigators have not yet determined whether the incidents are connected, a Boise police spokesman said Thursday morning.
Police have released new, clearer surveillance photos of the dark-skinned young man in a hoodie who robbed the Jacksons store at Cole and Camas, and officers are investigating leads from the public, the spokesman said. That robbery, reported about 8:15 a.m. Monday, was the first of the three robberies. An initial surveillance photo released of the robber was too blurry to make out facial features. Police say the man was between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall, slender and in his early 20s.
The second robbery was reported about 10 minutes later at a business near Cole and Emerald Street. In both cases, a young dark-skinned man in a hooded sweatshirt demanded money from an employee, police said. In the second robbery, the man fled westbound in a gold four-door sedan, police said.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday a slender dark-skinned man in a dark hooded sweatshirt robbed The Human Bean at 2100 S. Broadway Avenue and fled with an undisclosed amoung of money, police said.
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Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.