Detectives arrest suspect in string of robberies

September 18, 2023

Arrested: Acea Hood, 51, Boise

Charges: Robbery (F) – 5 counts, Enhancement for use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony (F)

Thanks to tips from the public, Boise Police detectives received additional information about the investigation into recent robberies at local convenience stores. Evidence led detectives to identify Acea Hood as the suspect and after further investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Hood’s arrest.  Hood was arrested without incident the morning of September 16, 2023.  Hood is suspected of being armed with different types of edged weapons during the five robberies.

“The Boise Police Department would like to thank the community for the numerous tips that were called in regarding this investigation,” said Captain Matt Jones. “It’s collaboration like this, when police continually work together with our community, that makes Boise safer for everyone.


Previously Released: September 13, 2023

BPD is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect in a series of convenience store robberies.  There is also a $5,000 reward being offered for tips that lead to an arrest.

Since BPD first shared video and details about a three-time robbery suspect with the public, there have been two additional robberies.  Boise Police Violent Crimes Detectives have been following up on multiple leads and are once again asking the public for tips.

Suspect description: In each of the robberies, the suspect was wearing a mask and was armed with a weapon. He is described as having a unique walk and being about 5’4” - 5’6”. There is a little bit of audio in the attached video from the suspect talking to staff. Each time the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and store merchandise.

Locations: The locations of the crimes and the dates they occurred are listed below.

5000 W. Overland Rd. - 5/30/2023

4000 W. Rose Hill St. – 6/29/2023

1000 S. Orchard St – 7/13/2023

4000 W. Rose Hill St. – 8/14/2023

3000 W. State Street – 9/8/2023

Reward: Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at: 343COPS.Com, the P3 tips app, or call 208-343-COPS(2677). You can remain anonymous and you can earn a reward of up to $5000.00 if your tip leads to a felony arrest!

Pictures and a video of the suspect can be found here Robbery Investigation; Reward Available.


Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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