Sioux Falls police investigating two robberies at neighboring bank, Get-n-Go

Police are working to acquire surveillance video from the bank to determine whether the two robberies are connected.

This Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying this individual in connection with the robbery of a gas station on Jan. 31, 2023.
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SIOUX FALLS — Police are investigating two separate robberies that took place just hours apart on the same street corner.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, law enforcement was dispatched to First Premier Bank, on the northeast corner of 14 Street and Minnesota Avenue, for a report of an alarm.

According to Sioux Falls Police Department spokesman Sam Clemens, an unidentified man had stricken up a conversation with a bank clerk and at some point demanded money. The clerk was able to step away and activate an alarm, which prompted the suspect to leave the business without any money.

A description of the suspect was provided to police, but surveillance video has not yet been shared with authorities, Clemens said, leaving detectives with limited leads.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, just before 7 a.m., police were again called to the corner of 14th Street and Minnesota Avenue for a report of a robbery.


In that call, an employee at the Get-n-Go gas station on the intersection’s southeast corner reported that an unidentified man had entered the store, made reference to possessing some kind of weapon and gotten money from the cash register. Clemens declined to specify the amount of money the suspect acquired.

Clemens said it remains unclear whether the two robberies are connected, but surveillance video obtained from Get-n-Go will be compared to surveillance video from the bank, as soon as it becomes available to investigators.

No arrests have been made in either case.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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