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Man Arrested In Connection With Boise Town Square Mall Attack

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Boise police say they arrested a man early this morning in connection with the attack on two women last month in the parking lot of the Boise Town Square Mall. Gregory L. Macho, 31 of Boise has been charged with aggravated battery. Police say other charges are possible. "It was a community effort to solve this crime. Boise Police are extremely grateful to the citizens who called in tips hoping to help us solve this crime. The officers who worked this case have contacted literally hundreds of people, followed dozens of leads and put in many long hours developing the evidence that led to this morning's arrest," said Deputy Chief of Police William Bones. "This case has been a high priority for this department because we knew it was a priority for the citizens we serve. Brutal, unprovoked attacks like this involving suspects who are strangers to their victims are quite uncommon. What is common, however is citizens who care, pay attention and actually help us solve crimes. That's what happened again in this case. We're now prepared to work closely with prosecutors to make sure the victims and this community get the justice we believe they deserve." Since the crime occurred the evening of May 14th, officers began developed leads toward identifying the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody at his home last night. He was questioned and arrested by Boise Police at approximately 1:30 this morning. Macho is a Boise resident and lives within a mile of where the crime occurred. Officers have also taken custody of the suspect's pickup truck as evidence in the crime. There is evidence the suspect took several steps to alter the appearance of the truck after the crime occurred.

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