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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Contact: Ashlee J. L. Sherrill

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Sioux Falls Motel Robbery

SIOUX FALL, S.D. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the Sioux Falls Police Department, announce a reward today of up to $5,000 for information related to an armed robbery at a Sioux Falls motel late Sunday evening.

Shortly before midnight, Feb. 16, at the west 41st street Super 8 Motel, two unidentified men wearing ski masks used a firearm to intimidate an employee and rob the motel. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.

 “We’re looking for any details that members of the public can provide,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge William Terry Henderson, of the St. Paul Field Division. “Shocking crimes like this have no place in our community. If you believe you have information that can help us solve this crime, please reach out.”

Surveillance footage captured the two suspects. According to reports, one man was described as a black man, about five feet and 2-3 inches tall. The second, a black man, six feet and three inches tall. Both wore dark clothing and ski masks while committing the robbery (please see attached image).

“People might have witnessed the two suspects fleeing the scene or getting into a vehicle,” said Henderson. “Although it’s not entirely uncommon for people to wear ski masks this time of year, we’re hoping someone might have seen these two and thought it suspect enough to pay attention to where they might be going.”

Those with information can call 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) or email ATFTips@atf.gov. Tipsters can also send information to ATF anonymously via the mobile Reportit app, which is available on Google Play, the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.  

When reporting, include as many details as possible and contact information if seeking a reward. To receive a reward, tips must aid in the investigation, arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible.

The Super 8 Motel robbed is located at 4100 West 41st Street in Sioux Falls.

ATF is a bureau within the Department of Justice whose mission is to prevent, interrupt and remove violent gun crime from American communities. The Saint Paul Field Division works with local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety organizations to combat violent gun crime in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. 

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Surveillance Footage from the Super 8 Motel robbery Feb. 16, 2020

St. Paul Field Division