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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2009

Contact: Robert Schmidt, PIO

Office: (651) 726-0316

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in S.D. Convenience Store Robbery

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bernard J. Zapor, Special Agent in Charge of the St. Paul Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced that ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a December 6, 2009 armed robbery at the 4U Convenience Store, 640 Box Elder Road, Box Elder, S.D. The suspect, a white male, 5′6″-5′9″ tall, weighing 150–170 pounds, brown hair and eyes, with a thin moustache and small patch of hair on his chin, entered the business and pulled a handgun demanding money from the store clerk. Following the robbery, the suspect fled on foot.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at (605) 355-0017, the Box Elder Police Department at (605) 923-1401, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 394-6115, or the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation at (605) 394-2258. All calls will be kept confidential.

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