Update: Police arrest suspect in Key Bank robbery

Ahmed Kathem
Ahmed Kathem

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.

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.