Arrested: Benjamin Mcconkey, 18, Meridian
Charges: Robbery (F), Use of a firearm in commission of a felony (F)
This afternoon Boise Police arrested a suspect followed an investigation into an armed robbery earlier this month. Detectives from BPD’s Violent Crimes Unit arrested Mcconky without incident and booked him into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges.
We would like to thank everyone who called in tips related to this investigation.
Previously released: March 12, 2021
Just after midnight, Boise Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business near W. State Street and N. Horseshoe Bend Road. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim working at the store and demanded money. The suspect also struck the victim with another object, causing minor injuries to the victim, before fleeing the scene. Police immediately searched the area and worked to find additional witnesses. Officers were unable to find the suspect but evidence suggests the suspect ran north of State Street and along Utahna Road. Boise Police Violent Crime Unit detectives are now investigating and ask anyone with information to call police.
Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20’s, about 5’7”/5’8”, thin build, wearing a black “hoodie”, baggie dark pants, maroon back pack, black shoes with white soles, white/gray colored rag hanging from his left front pants pocket, yellow sunglasses and a green COVID face mask.
Contact Police: Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.