Boise mall attack suspect believed to be in Northwest



Posted on May 23, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:42 PM

BOISE -- Detectives say they have evidence that sexual assault is behind the attack of a woman in the Boise Towne Square Mall parking lot last week.

Boise Police say a man pulled his pick-up truck up behind the victim's car as she was getting inside her car, and that is when he pushed himself inside the car and began to sexually assault her.

Another woman nearby getting into her vehicle heard the victim crying and walked toward the victim's car seeing if she needed help.

Police say that's when the man stopped the attack and got back into his pick-up. They say as he drove away, it appeared he intentionally swerved to hit the woman who had come to help.

She 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 Boise Police Deputy Chief William Bones.

Vehicle Description

A teal colored approximately a 1997 GMC pickup truck with silver trim along the bottom and a sticker in the lower right corner of the rear window. The truck also has a Tonneau-type bed cover, which matches the teal color of the truck.

Suspect Description

Light skinned male, possibly late 30s, bald or very short hair, stocky build, blue eyes, wearing a tank top and shorts at the time of the incident.

Anyone who thinks they recognize the suspect or the suspect's vehicle is urged to call non-emergency dispatch at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Here are some safety tips from BPD:

  •  Park in safe, secure areas with your car locked.
  • Note who has parked next to your car, particularly if a large vehicle or van.
  • Have your keys ready in your hand when approaching your car.
  • Be alert as to who might be approaching you.