Police investigating Meridian armed robbery

Posted at 12:10 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 07:22:26-04

A 26-year-old Boise man is in custody accused of pulling a knife on a store employee in Meridian when he was suspected of shoplifting.

Aaron Marc Moritz has been booked into the Ada County Jail for aggravated assault and burglary.

It happened in the area around Kohl's near the corner of Ustick and Eagle Road just before noon on Monday.

Meridian Police say they were able to set up a perimeter with the help of the Ada County Sheriff's Office and Boise Police.  When they stopped the suspected get away vehicle, they say Moritz had already jumped out of the car.  He was later found and taken into custody in front of a nearby restaurant shortly after noon.

He was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained while jumping into a dumpster, before being taken to the jail.