UPDATE: Two women Attacked In Mall Parking Lot
UPDATE: Officers believe Sexual Assault was Motive in parking lot attack
Boise, May 22, 2013 - Boise Police detectives say they have evidence sexual assault was the likely motive behind the unprovoked attack of a woman in a retail parking lot May 14th. During the attack another woman in the parking lot offered assistance which officers believe caused the suspect to flee. As he was leaving the scene in his pickup, detectives say, the suspect intentionally swerved and struck her causing significant traumatic injuries.
The incident occurred in the south parking lot of a large retail center on the northeast corner of N. Milwaukee St and W. Franklin Rd Tuesday, May 14th shortly before 9:00 p.m.
After additional investigation into the incident, officers say it appears the following occurred:
• The suspect pulled his pick-up truck behind a woman's car as she had the door open and was getting inside, pushed himself inside the car and began to sexually assault the woman.
• A woman nearby also getting into her vehicle heard the victim crying and walked toward the victim's car asking if she needed help.
• The suspect stopped the attack, got back into his pick-up, and as he drove away, appeared to intentionally swerve to hit the second woman who had come to help.
• That woman is recovering from serious injuries to her leg and hip.
"The attack on these two women was violent and unprovoked. Anyone who would do this must be considered dangerous and finding him before he acts out against someone else is an absolute priority," said Deputy Chief William Bones.
Officers are tracking every lead and we appreciate those who have called in tips.
Boise Police also appreciate our local business community, including the Boise Towne Square Mall who has provided security footage of the suspect vehicle, and Lamar Outdoor advertising who is now displaying the suspect vehicle on several electronic billboards around Boise.
At this time, there is no evidence that either of the victims know the suspect.
UPDATED SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: The suspect vehicle is described as an approximately 1997 GMC pickup, teal in color with silver trim along the bottom. At the time of the attack, the vehicle had a sticker in the lower right corner of the rear window and a Tonneau-type bed cover matching the teal color of the vehicle.
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: The suspect is described as a light skinned male, possibly late 30's, bald or very short hair, stocky build, blue eyes, wearing a sleeveless shirt and shorts at the time of the attack.
Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Boise police are looking for the driver of a pickup that allegedly used his vehicle to attack a female. The incident happened at the Boise Town Square Mall Tuesday night. When police arrived about 8:49 pm, they found a woman lying in the lot with what appeared to be a serious leg injury. Witnesses tell authorities the woman had been hit, apparently intentionally, by a man driving a teal colored pick-up truck. Officers also found another woman who reported the same suspect had physically attacked her as she was getting into her car. According to witnesses, the suspect stopped the attack, got back in his truck and as he drove off, appeared to intentionally swerve to hit the woman. The driver was last seen headed eastbound through the parking lot.
The vehicle, caught on security video, is a teal colored possibly 90’s model GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck with a window sticker in the rear window, lower right corner. The truck may have a slight lift and has silver base trim. The truck has a solid Tonneau-type bed cover painted the same color as the truck. The suspect is described as being a male, light skin, possibly late 30’s, bald or very short hair, stocky build, blue eyes last seen wearing a tank top and shorts. Call the police if you know anything about this incident.