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RCPD arrest suspect who robbed a casino

The RCPD is currently working to locate 19-year-old Damen Long Soldier. He has been identified...
The RCPD is currently working to locate 19-year-old Damen Long Soldier. He has been identified as the suspect in Sunday morning's casino robbery.(Rapid City Police Department)
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 11:57 AM MST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - UPDATE 3 p.m. Nov. 30

19-year-old Damen Long Soldier was located this afternoon and placed under arrest for First Degree Robbery in relation to the Nov. 22 casino robbery at 4036 Cheyenne Boulevard.

He was taken into custody safely with the help of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: 5 p.m. Nov. 24

The RCPD is currently working to locate 19-year-old Damen Long Soldier. He has been identified as the suspect in Sunday morning’s casino robbery at 4036 Cheyenne Boulevard.

Anyone with any information on Long Soldier’s whereabouts should contact police at 605-394-4131. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m. Nov. 24

The investigation into a casino robbery continues for Rapid City Police.

After making contact with an individual in the casino’s surveillance photo, RCPD determined that he wasn’t the suspect in the robbery.

Police continue to investigate the incident, and anyone with any information about the robbery is encouraged to contact Det. Andrew Randazzo at 605-394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

Rapid City Police say a robber assaulted an employee of a casino off Interstate 90 Sunday morning.

Around 10:50 a.m. on Nov. 22, an armed suspect robbed the casino at 4036 Cheyenne Blvd., police report.

The suspect entered the casino with a handgun. He assaulted an employee as he grabbed her, demanded money and took her back to the casino’s register.

He didn’t get into the register, however, he did take something belonging to the employee before fleeing the casino.

The suspect is described as a man in his later 20s to early 30s, wearing a pink or purple hooded sweatshirt, gray mask and dark-colored pants. He left the scene in a light-colored late-2000s body style Mercury Milan with damage to the front bumper.

Anyone with any information on this incident or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Dan Trainer at 605-394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

Rapid City Police are looking for a suspect who left a robbery in a light-colored late-2000s...
Rapid City Police are looking for a suspect who left a robbery in a light-colored late-2000s body style Mercury Milan with damage to the front bumper.(Rapid City Police Department)

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