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Rapid City motel held up by lone gunman

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Video capture of motel robber.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police in Rapid City report a motel in the 600 block LaTrobe Avenue was held up on Wednesday night.

Police say a motel employee told police that a man came into the lobby around 11:30 p.m., brandished a handgun and demanded money from the register. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a black Carhartt jacket, black pants, black shoes and a black bandanna over his face.

Anyone with any information about the robbery can contact Sgt. Kelvin Masur at 394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.


Rapid City, US
12:08 pm, September 26, 2023
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Wind: 18 mph
Pressure: 1020 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:44 am
Sunset: 6:44 pm
Avery Fogelman

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