UPDATE: Twin brothers arrested in connection to Sioux Falls robbery, Sioux City burglary

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Chase Van Hofwagen, left, and Chance Van Hofwagen, right. Photos courtesy of the Woodbury County Jail.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – UPDATE, April 9, 7:19 p.m.: Sioux City police released the names of two men who were arrested Thursday in connection to a Sioux Falls robbery and Sioux City burglary.

According to police, on April 9 at 12:10 p.m. a Woodbury County Deputy located a stolen 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan in the 4300 block of Stone Avenue.

The minivan was stolen during a robbery on March 25 in Sioux Falls, S.D. by a man armed with a
handgun.

The subject apprehended after fleeing was identified as Chase B. Van Hofwegen, 19, of Sioux City.

Detectives with the Sioux City Police Department had been investigating Chase Van Hofwegen and his twin brother, Chance Van Hofwegen, 19, of Sioux City, in connection to the burglary of Select
Mart, 4103 Floyd Boulevard, on March 29.

Detectives located Chance in a residence 5309 Hwy 75n. lot 320 when they served a search warrant in connection to the Sioux Falls robbery and the Sioux City burglary.

During the search of the Van Hofwegen residence, detectives found $17,000 worth of stolen
merchandise from Select Mart.

Chase Van Hofwegen was charged with first-degree theft, second-degree theft, and eluding a peace officer.

Chance Van HofWegen was charged with first-degree theft and second-degree theft.

Both men were booked into Woodbury County Jail.

The investigations into the robbery and burglary are ongoing.


UPDATE, April 9, 3:39 p.m.: Officials have provided an update as to what happened in the Gordon area on Friday afternoon.

According to Sioux City Police, at 12:10 p.m., a Woodbury County Sheriff’s deputy located a vehicle in the Super 8 Motel parking lot that was stolen out of Sioux Falls at gunpoint on March 25. One man got out of the vehicle and ran. He was apprehended a couple of blocks away, outside of Jim’s Lounge. and a deputy thought another one left the vehicle and ran too.

Authorities said upon investigation, they found the man at a residence and determined that he didn’t run out of the vehicle at the time.

Both men are in custody. No further charges have been filed.

Spalding Park Elementary School was temporarily locked down as a precaution as police searched the area.

The Sioux City Police Department is currently working with the Sioux Falls Police and also investigating the two people to see if they might be involved in other crimes as well.


UPDATE, April 9, 1:45 p.m.: Sioux City Police said they have located the second person allegedly involved in a carjacking that happened in Sioux Falls.


UPDATE, April 9, 1:15 p.m.: The Sioux City Police Department has provided more information about the large presence in the Gordon Drive area on Friday.

Authorities said around 12:10 p.m. on Friday, a Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office deputy located a vehicle that was reported stolen and possibly involved in a carjacking reported out of Sioux Falls on Thursday.

When the deputy approached the vehicle, two people left the vehicle and took off. Officials were able to take one of the individuals into custody.

The second person has not been located yet. Sioux City Police said the second person is described as a white man in his late teens wearing a red sweatshirt and white Jordans.

If anyone has information on the individual, contact the Sioux City Police Department at 712-279-6960.

KCAU 9 News currently has a crew on the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.


PREVIOUS, April 9, 12:38 p.m.: There’s a large police presence around Stone Avenue and Gordon Drive on Friday afternoon.

Police are investigating a possible armed robbery in the area, but haven’t confirmed what it is yet.

KCAU 9 News currently has a crew on the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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