Ten minutes after a robbery was reported Monday morning at a West Fairview Avenue bank, Boise police officers took a suspect into custody.
Witnesses told police the robber, described as 5-feet-5 with a slim build, fled the scene on a bicycle. They said he appeared to be carrying a garbage bag.
Officers located a bicycle nearby and later found a man matching the robber’s description on a canal bank south of Milwaukee Street.
Ahmed Kathem, 20, of Boise was taken to the Ada County Jail on a robbery charge.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Idaho Statesman
The robber stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank at 8157 W. Fairview Ave.
Police were notified of the robbery at 9:34 a.m., said a supervisor with the Ada County dispatch center.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident. The Boise Police Department thanked witnesses for information that assisted them in quickly locating the suspect.