IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report of an armed robbery from a Baskin Robbins employee that had just occurred at 12:26 p.m. Monday.
The caller reported a man had entered the store wearing a mask, displayed a firearm in the waistband of his jeans and demanded cash. The caller provided the minimal amount of cash in the store and the man left the store.
Idaho Falls Emergency Communications Officers/Dispatchers relayed the information to law enforcement officers in the Idaho Falls area who immediately responded to the store and to the area.
At 12:32 p.m. an Idaho Falls Police officer located a man matching the suspect’s description on foot in the area of McKenzie and Ricks Street, less than half a mile from the store. At the same time, Idaho Falls Police officers and detectives gathered information from the scene, confirming the man matched the suspect’s description.
Officers located foot prints in the snow leading from Baskin Robbins toward where the suspect was located. Along the route, an Idaho Falls officer found the firearm hidden in bushes and snow. The man was found in possession of the stolen cash as well. The man was questioned by Idaho Falls Police Detectives and confessed to the crime.
29-year-old Stephen Sheridan of Idaho Falls was arrested for armed robbery with a deadly weapon’s enhancement and was taken to the Bonneville County Jail
ORIGINAL: Idaho Falls Police received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Baskin Robbins at 1253 E 17th Street in Idaho Falls around 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Idaho Falls Police have a person of interest in custody.
Officials say no one was injured.
Edgemont Elementary and Theresa Bunker Elementary Schools were briefly placed in lockout status which has since been lifted.
Idaho Falls Police officers and detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.
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