Armed robbery suspect arrested at I-84 rest stop

Armed robbery suspect arrested at I-84 rest stop

Credit: Ada County Jail

Marco Romero

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 16 at 10:09 PM

BOISE -- Police say they have tracked down a man who stole a car at gunpoint from a Boise residence Monday.

Around 8:10 p.m. officers were called to a robbery at a home near the intersection of Kootenai and Roosevelt streets.

When officers arrived at the home they found two male victims, one who said he was threatened at gunpoint, and a second who said he was hit on the head with a blunt object. Several items were taken along with a white sedan. Police entered the stolen vehicle into a national crime information computer.

Shortly after midnight, Ada County sheriff's deputies spotted the stolen car at an I-84 rest stop just east of Boise.

As officers arrived, the suspect Marco Romero, 29, of Middleton, was walking toward the car carrying a baseball bat. He initially provided false identity to police. Romero was arrested.

He is charged with robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and providing false information to an officer.

Police say this was not a random crime.

The investigation into the involvement of second suspect is ongoing.
 

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