Robbery suspect found in Box Elder; wife arrested for warrant

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RAPID CITY, S.D. - The latest on an armed robbery on East Saint Patrick Street.

Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m.

According to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Nick Perry was arrested without incident Friday morning in Box Elder. Nick was found hiding under a bed at a residence along Box Elder Drive.

Nick's wife, Sara Perry, 27, of Rapid City was also taken into custody at the residence.

Both Nick and Sara had active warrants for failing to comply with bond conditions related to previous drug arrests. Additional charges related to the armed robbery are pending.

The investigation continues.


10:40 a.m.

Nick Perry has been arrested.


Sept. 13, 9:45 p.m.

The RCPD Special Response Team (SRT) entered the house where the suspect was believed to be - only to find the house empty.

Police entered the building at 1511 Degeest Drive shortly before 8 p.m. By about 8:20 p.m., they had cleared the building and determined the suspect was not there.

The suspect was determined to be 29-year-old Nick Perry of Rapid City. 

Police allege that Perry robbed a store at 909 East Saint Patrick St and assaulted an employee with a blunt object. But police say he escaped empty-handed. 

The RCPD says Perry should be considered dangerous and should not be approached.

“Mr. Perry has made it clear that he is a dangerous individual, and his apprehension is a top priority among area law enforcement agencies,” said Capt. James Johns, commander of the SRT.

Anyone with information can call police at 605-394-4131 or send an anonymous tip by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

The SRT is made up of members from the RCPD, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and Pennington County 911 Dispatch. The members of the team are highly skilled in special tactic used in high-risk situations.


5:40 p.m.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is deploying a drone for aerial views of the house in which they believe the suspect is hiding.


5 p.m.

Photo Courtesy: Cody Hill

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4 p.m.

Police believe the suspect is in a home along the 1500 block of Degeest Drive. A special response unit was called to the scene, as it's unknown if the suspect is armed.



Police are asking for the public's help as they search for a robbery suspect.

Officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning at 909 East Saint Patrick St. 

The Rapid City Police Department has shared surveillance pictures of a suspect who fled the area and the associated vehicle. 

Photo Courtesy: Rapid City Police Department

The suspect is most likely in their late teens or in their 20s, described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, medium build and medium complexion. Police say the suspect fled the scene in a white Ford Escape with an aftermarket roof rack.

Photo Courtesy: Rapid City Police Department

If you have any information pertaining to this case, call the Rapid City Police Department at 605-394-4131 or send an anonymous tip by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

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