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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dickinson N.D. Man Sentenced in Bank Robbery

FARGO - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 21, 2014, Rendell Charles Hardy, 41, of Dickinson, N.D., was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 12 years and six months in prison for bank robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

On Oct. 25, 2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Hardy and codefendant Satrone Rashard Boyd forcefully robbed Northland Financial in Medina, N.D. wearing Halloween masks. After quickly approaching the teller, Hardy, in possession of a handgun, demanded money from bank employees after which the two men fled the scene. Boyd and Hardy used a stolen vehicle as a getaway vehicle. They were identified by video at a truck stop near the Star Lite Motel in Jamestown, N.D. The surveillance video showed them throwing the masks and a set of keys into the dumpster by the Star Lite Motel. Hardy was later apprehended in Dickinson.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation together with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Dickinson Police Department and the Fargo Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer prosecuted the case.

Updated February 9, 2015