- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls police said Tuesday that they are searching for a suspect who pistol-whipped a man during an armed robbery and assault at a couple’s home.

Authorities said the male suspect entered the home in a trailer park shortly before 11 p.m. Monday and robbed the couple of about $5,000 at gunpoint, the Argus Leader reported (https://argusne.ws/1yAunzR ). The suspect entered the home after the door had been left unlocked following a family dinner.

The woman living in the house, Jessica Trevino, said she heard someone in her bedroom demanding money from her husband as she was about to get in the shower. Trevino, 34, said she turned off the shower, opened the bathroom door and saw the suspect pointing a gun at her husband, Noe Trevino.

The suspect opened drawers, rummaged through the home and flipped over mattresses and sofa cushions until he found $5,000 in cash that Trevino said the couple had been saving for their business. The man then forced the couple to get in the shower, took their phones and left the house.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens said Trevino followed the suspect outside, but he then turned around and fired his gun twice, striking the home once. No one was hurt by the gunfire.

“Anytime you have someone who committed a crime, displays a handgun and pulls the trigger, in this case, after he had what he wanted, makes for a dangerous situation,” Clemens said.

Clemens said the victims described the suspect as a black man, standing 6 foot tall and weighing about 220 pounds.

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