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Skateboarding bank robber sentenced to prison

4:42 PM, Jan 9, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A man who pled guilty to five bank robberies was sentenced to prison Monday.

Jared Sung Yoon Herdt, 30, of Sacramento, a.k.a. the "Skateboard Bandit", was sentenced to eight years in prison and three years parole after release, said Lauren Horwood, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of California.

Horwood said Herdt was called the "Skateboard Bandit" because witnesses at the robberies said the robber fled the scene on a skateboard to a getaway car waiting at another location.

On April 27, 2010, police searched a stolen vehicle in Sunnyvale and found $4,900 in cash, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a skateboard and a receipt for a dentist in Oregon.

Police talked to the dentist, who positively identified Herdt from surveillance photos of the bank robberies, Horwood said.

Herdt pled guilty to the following bank robberies:

  1. Jan. 5, 2009- Wells Fargo Bank, 3424 Dale Road, Modesto
  2. Jan. 16, 2009- Bank of America, 1821 Pioneer Parkway, Springfield, Ore.
  3. Feb. 24, 2009- Wells Fargo Bank, 3195 Meridian Ave., San Jose
  4. Feb. 24, 2009- Wells Fargo Bank, 65 North Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara
  5. April 25, 2009- Wells Fargo Bank, 2010 Goldfield Drive, Rancho Cordova

For restitution purposed, Herdt also pled guilty to the April 25, 2009 robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank at 9407 Madison Avenue in Orangevale, Horwood said.


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