BPD Officers hope to ID, apprehend Boise purse thief

February 20, 2020

Boise Police are investigating multiple purse thefts and officers believe the same suspect is responsible.  The three different thefts occurred in mid-January and early February at two retail stores on the Boise Bench.  In each case, the suspect approached the victim’s shopping cart when they were not looking and took the purse out of it.  Upon investigation and after reviewing surveillance video, officers believe that the same man is responsible for each theft.

Suspect Description:  The man is described as being light-skinned with brown hair, is approximately 5’7”-6’ tall and was cleanshaven at the time of the thefts.

Vehicle Description:  The suspect is believed to have gotten in to the passenger seat of a silver sedan.  Officers believe the vehicle to be a Lexus IS-250, or similar model.

Anyone with any information about the purse thefts or the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers: At 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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