Quick response allows police to quickly nab robbery suspect

Quick response allows police to quickly nab robbery suspect »Play Video

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A man is in custody after Boise Police say he robbed a Boise convenience store Thursday night.

Officers arrested 29-year-old, Jeremy Lee Jacobson of Idaho Falls, after matching him to a description the store clerk gave officers.

Boise Police say they were called to the Jacksons on the corner of Emerald Street and Garden Street just before 10 Thursday night. The store clerk told officers Jacobson threatened him and demanded money from the cash register. Police say the clerk handed the money over to the suspect and the man ran off.

Police were able to get to the store within minutes and got a detailed description of the man from the clerk. They immediately started a search of the area and within 30 minutes, an officer found a man who matched the description.

"We think because we had the perimeter tightened up so quickly, we think that's what led to the arrest," Lt. Stan Niccolls of the Boise Police Department said. "We think he just realized there was no way out."

Police questioned Jacobson for about an hour and then booked him into the Ada County Jail. He's charged with robbery.