Rapid City Police reports series of gun thefts from unlocked vehicles

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — Rapid City Police say they need the public’s help to stem the recent trend of gun thefts from unlocked parked vehicles in Rapid City.

Officials say there have been a series of recent thefts in each part of the city over the last two weeks.

Brendyn Medina of the police department talked about the situation.


The latest theft was from a pickup parked at a home on Oak Avenue in the southeast part of Rapid City, sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The owner says it was taken from the vehicle’s center console in the unlocked truck.

Medina urges everyone to lock their vehicles, and don’t leave guns in them.

Medina says it’s also important to keep an eye out for strange people walking around the neighborhood checking car doors.

If you have information on where any of the guns are, call police at 394-4131, or text “RCPD” and details to 847-411 for the anonymous tip line.