Rapid City, S.D. – Rapid City police are asking for help from the public to identify a suspect in a casino robbery last night.
At 10 p.m. on May 31, Rapid City police were dispatched to investigate a panic alarm that had been activated at Jokers Casino at 1320 Mt. Rushmore Road. While en route, the casino clerk called 911 to report a robbery.
The clerk reported a male subject had been playing a machine in the casino, and when the other customer left, he approached the clerk and demanded money. The suspect fled the casino with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a Native American male with a mustache and goatee, wearing a black shirt, black hat, and blue jeans. The suspect appears to have a tattoo with lettering on the right side of his neck.
Surveillance video showing the suspect is now available on YouTube and the RCPD Facebook page. The colors in the video are distorted; the suspect’s shirt and hat are black.
This is the second casino robbery reported in Rapid City in two days. Happy Jacks Casino at 909 E. St. Patrick was robbed in the early morning hours of May 30. The suspect in the first robbery is described as a Native American male, 5’9”, 190 pounds, with a shaved head and mustache. Surveillance video is not available from the Happy Jacks robbery.
Police are continuing to investigate both crimes, and have not determined whether the robberies are related. Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to contact police at 394-4134.