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August 31, 2018    
Attempted Robbery

crime_logoFriday August 31, 2018 at approx. 5:57 a.m. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety received a report of an attempted armed robbery that occurred at Wells Fargo automatic teller machine located at 403 N. Lawler St. in Mitchell, S.D. During this incident, it appears that a male subject on foot, approached a person who was inside a vehicle near the A.T.M. The suspect walked from the South and approached the person in the vehicle. The suspect demanded money and threatened the person in the vehicle with a handgun. The suspect than ran away to the North along the alleyway, and ran to 5th Avenue. The suspect then ran to the West (toward Main Street) after he got to 5th Avenue. At this time, it is not known where the suspect went after that.

The suspect was described as a male, approx. 5’ 9” tall, slender to medium build with dark skin, who was wearing a white, yellow or cream colored long sleeved shirt with a “Tribal diagram” on the back of the shirt, black pants and a pull over type ski mask and black shoes. suspect was reported to have been armed with what appears to be a black, small caliber handgun. Nobody was injured during this incident. No money or other property was taken from the victim during this incident. suspect was described as having a distinct “Puerto Rican” accent.

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