Rapid City police are investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday night at the Loaf 'N Jug at 2700 E. S.D. Highway 44. This photo provided by police shows an image of the robber. 

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Rapid City police are investigating two robberies that occurred Tuesday night at local businesses. 

The first happened around 11:10 p.m. at Jackpot Casino, 1415 N. Lacrosse St. Two men entered the casino, walked into a backroom and took money from a safe, according to a news release. Police spokesman Brendyn Medina said the safe was open because a clerk was handling money in the backroom. The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The two men were dressed in heavy dark coats with hoods over their heads and blue bandanas over their faces. One of the men was heavyset and was wearing khaki pants and white shoes. The second man was described as having an average build and was wearing dark pants and bright blue running shoes.

The second robbery occurred less than an hour later, at around 11:50 p.m. A man walked into the Loaf 'N Jug at 2700 E. S.D. Highway 44, wielded a pistol and demanded money from the register. The man then left with a small amount of cash, the release said. 

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The man was described as white, 19 to 21 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with an average build. He was wearing a white stocking cap, black jacket, black jeans, lighter colored shoes, and had a red bandana over his face and white latex gloves covering his hands.

Anyone with any information on the robberies is asked to call 394-4134. Anonymous tips can also be send by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

Police do not suspect that the robberies are related. 

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