Crime

Sheriff: Suspect in armed robbery of Boise grocery store arrested

Public reports helped deputies find the man who robbed a Boise grocery store Thursday, according to Ada County Sheriff's Office.

Andrew Reed Buzzard, 34, of Boise, was arrested at his residence on West Brownstone Drive Saturday afternoon and charged with one felony count of robbery.

Witnesses of the robbery said a man in a black hooded sweatshirt threatened a Paul's Market store clerk with a gun and demanded money at about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. When he got the money he demanded the clerk get on the ground and he left, according to an Ada County Sheriff's Office press release.

The sheriff's office released surveillance photos and video from the robbery that show the suspect's face. By Friday afternoon people were calling into the sheriff's office identifying Buzzard, according to the release.

Deputies found Buzzard's residence — which was four blocks from the Paul's Market that was robbed — and then evidence at his home that connected him to the robbery. He was arrested without incident, according to the release.

Buzzard will have his first court appearance Monday afternoon. He could face a minimum five-year sentence and a maximum life sentence for the felony robbery charge.

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