Crime

Cleaver-wielding robber flees Idaho Independent Bank in Meridian

Security cameras at Idaho Independent Bank in Meridian captured this photo of the robber.
Security cameras at Idaho Independent Bank in Meridian captured this photo of the robber.

Meridian police are seeking a man who brandished a meat cleaver while robbing Idaho Independent Bank at 113 E. Idaho St. in Meridian on Monday afternoon.

Ada County dispatch received report of the robbery at 3:45 p.m. The caller said the man jumped over the teller counter and took an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as an adult, white male about 5-foot-10 in height and 160 pounds. He wore a green coat and possibly jungle camouflage pants with a black and white-striped mask covering his face. He also wore a black stocking cap and sunglasses.

The suspect was possibly driving a silver car with no plates and was last seen traveling north from East Third Street from East Idaho Avenue.

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