Teen attempts to rob Rapid City pawn shop - KOTA Territory News

Teen attempts to rob Rapid City pawn shop


An attempted robbery at a Rapid City pawn shop lands a local juvenile at Regional West.  According to Rapid City Police Public Relations Specialist Tarah Heupel, a 16-year-old boy broke Fair Deal Pawn's front door with a baseball bat and demanded that a store employee give him a gun, so he could kill himself.

When the employee refused, the teen picked up a saw blade and threatened to hurt himself.  By the time police arrived he had dropped the blade, but was holding a baseball bat and refused to put it down.  Officers tased the teen one time.  He dropped the bat and was taken to Regional West.



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Rapid City, SD 57701

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