Crime

Kuna police release photo of machete-wielding bank robbery suspect

A still from a security camera of the robber.
A still from a security camera of the robber.

The man robbed a U.S. Bank at 485 W. Main St. in Kuna Friday afternoon, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s the second case this week in the region of someone using a machete in a robbery. On Monday a Nyssa, Ore., man was accused of robbing a bakery while wielding a machete.

Friday’s report came in just after 1:10 p.m. The man wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a surgical mask across the bottom of his face. He entered the bank and demanded cash from a clerk.

He then fled southeast of the bank, according to the sheriff’s office, which provides police services in Kuna.

Police arrived just after the man left and searched the area, but couldn’t find him.

The sheriff’s office initially wasn’t sure the man succeeded in taking money, but confirmed Friday afternoon that he left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured in the incident, the sheriff’s office says.

The suspect is described as a white male with black hair, about 5-foot-8 and in his mid-30s.

Kuna School District staff confirmed all Kuna schools were locked down Friday afternoon during the search.

If you have information about the case, call Ada County dispatch and tell them: 208-377-6790.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner

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