SOUTH SIOUX CITY | A man wanted by the FBI has been identified as the suspect in two recent armed robberies in the Sioux City metro. 

Dakota County Sheriff Chris Kleinberg said Friday evening that Cyrus Free, 40, is wanted for robbing a South Sioux City gas station at gunpoint last week. Sioux City Police said Free is also the suspect for the armed robbery of the Tobacco Hut on May 22. 

Free was arrested in Prior Lake, Minnesota, for outstanding federal warrants earlier this week. The Winnebago, Nebraska, man was wanted by the FBI for a felony sexual assault charge in Nebraska.  

On the morning of May 27, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office said a suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes from the Heritage Express gas station, 1501 Sable Drive, and then fled once he received them.

Kleinberg texted the Journal that charges have been filed against Free for that incident, but he's waiting on the county attorney for approval. He hopes to press multiple firearm offenses against him on top of robbery.  

In Sioux City, police say a man matching Free's description robbed the Tobacco Hut, 1900 27th St., at gunpoint May 22 and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and other items. Charges against him in the Sioux City case are pending, police said Thursday.  

Both incidents remain under investigation. 

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Crime and general assignment reporter

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