UPDATE: Police identify robbery suspect in standoff

Rapid City police have identified robbery suspect as 29-year-old Nick Perry of Rapid City.

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The search for the armed robbery suspect in a Rapid Valley neighborhood has now turned into a standoff with the Special Response Team involved.

The standoff is related to the armed robbery at Boyd’s Drugs earlier Wednesday.

Police have blocked off the 1500 block of Degeest Drive where they believe the suspect is hiding in a house. They are trying to persuade the suspect to surrender.

A special command center has been established.

That search prompted the Rapid City school district to place nearby Valley View Elementary and East Middle schools in “secure status” as law enforcement searched for the robbery suspect.

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Rapid City police are searching for a man who robbed a drug store on the 900 block of East Saint Patrick Street Wednesday morning.

Police say the suspect assaulted a Boyd’s Drugs employee during the robbery.

The suspect was wearing a bright green shirt and dark pants. He is probably in his late teens to early 20s; 5 feet 7 inches tall; medium build. Police say he left the scene in a white Ford Escape that had an aftermarket roof rack.

Anyone with information can call police at 394 4131. They can also text rcpd to 847411.