Suspect arrested after robbing woman eating lunch outside Meridian bank

Joseph E. Graham
Joseph E. Graham

Joseph E. Graham, 29, of Boise, was arrested Thursday, nearly a week after he allegedly robbed a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint in the parking lot of Idaho Central Credit Union in Meridian.

Graham was identified by a Rosauers employee who had seen him and another male suspect in the robbery earlier in the day, found them suspicious and taken down their license plate number. The license plate was later tied to Graham.

Police did not say whether they had identified the other suspect.

Graham was arrested around 9:45 Thursday morning at the Boise Bus Depot, police said. He reportedly attempted to flee from police “but was quickly apprehended.”

The victim was an employee of the bank and was sitting in her vehicle eating lunch around 1:45 p.m. last Friday when a gold four-door sedan pulled in front of her, facing her head-on, according to police. The credit union is located in the 3300 block of E. Ustick Road.

The vehicle was occupied by two white males wearing mirrored sunglasses and hoodies. After a few minutes one of the males came to her window and pointed a handgun at her with his left hand, demanding her purse and wallet. The suspect took them and got back in the gold-colored vehicle, and the pair drove away.

The handgun has not yet been recovered.