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Rapid City thief gets away with $4,000 of fair wristbands

RAPID CITY (AP) — Rapid City police are looking for a thief who stole about $4,000 in carnival ride wristbands from a ticket booth at the Central States Fairgrounds.

It happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Capt. Jay Evenson said a young man reached through an open door at the booth and snatched a bag with about 100 wristbands then ran away.

The Rapid City Journal reports ( ) that the $42 wristbands guarantee unlimited rides until they expire at 9 p.m. Friday.