Girl Punched, Cut With Knife in Ride-By Theft


Boise Police are crediting quick work from bystanders in their efforts to catch a suspect in a Sunday night "ride-by" crime.

Witnesses told police that a young man on a bicycle stole a teenage girl's backpack and cut her on the arm with a knife during the struggle. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Dundee Street. Witnesses said when the girl tried to chase the suspect, he punched her in the face and rode away.

Officers responding to a 911 call quickly spotted the suspect, who ditched his bike and jumped over a fence. Officers pursued on foot using a police dog, and when they caught the young man, he was identified by the witnesses.

Cameron Moon, 19, was booked into the Ada County Jail on felony charges of robbery and aggravated battery.

Cameron Moon is charged with robbery and aggravated assault.