Mitchell police have suspect in custody in armed robbery

May 17, 2018

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have a suspect in custody in an armed robbery at a laundry business in Mitchell.

Police Sgt. Dean Knippling tells The Daily Republic that a suspect was arrested about seven hours after the holdup at Plaza Cleaners about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect was arrested for an unrelated reason and wasn’t immediately charged in the robbery.

Authorities say a male with a handgun held up Plaza Cleaners early Wednesday, then also tried to rob a person near another business as he fled the scene. No one was hurt in either incident. Schools in the area were locked down during the search for the suspect.


Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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