- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say they have two suspects in custody following string of armed convenience store robberies in the Pennington County.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrests early Thursday.

Thursday morning’s robberies were at a convenience store in Rapid City and two stores in Box Elder. Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy located the suspect’s vehicle around 3:30 a.m. and recovered cash and a number of stolen items.

A 29-year-old Rapid City man who is also suspected in earlier robberies faces five counts of first degree robbery and several other charges. A 24-year-old Rapid City man suspected of serving as the getaway driver has been arrested on aiding and abetting charges.

Formal charges are pending.

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