Police find man who attacked Rapid City store employee with knife

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City police were able to find the man who attacked a convenience store employee with a knife early Tuesday morning.

Police have arrested 33-year-old Wambli Morris of Rapid City for first degree robbery.

At around 4:20 a.m. on April 2, police were dispatched to a business at 3275 Cambell Street where a store employee reported that Morris entered the store, grabbed a bottle of alcohol and made his way to the store counter where he brandished a knife.

He then charged the employee with the knife and a physical struggle ensued. Morris ended up departing the business by foot without any cash or store property.

The employee only received minor, superficial injuries.

Police say they were able to use high quality surveillance video to identify Morris as the suspect, and made contact with him on Tuesday afternoon at his residence. After a subsequent investigation, police were able to determine that he was the suspect responsible for the robbery and transported him to the Pennington County Jail.

The Rapid City Police Department says that high quality video surveillance equipment was a major factor in aiding police in the investigation.

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