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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to Over Five Years in Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man, convicted of Bank Robbery. The sentencing took place on June 5, 2023 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Ayub Ibrahim Mohamed, age 23, was sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $100 as a statutorily required special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Mohamed was indicted for Bank Robbery by a federal grand jury in September of 2022. He pleaded guilty on March 1, 2023.

According to court documents, on August 23, 2022, Mohamed entered a Wells Fargo Bank in Sioux Falls, and demanded $200,000 from the tellers. Bank employees complied with Mohamed’s demands, providing $200,000. Mohamed took the bank’s money. Law enforcement responded in short order. Mohamed was apprehended outside of the bank and the money was recovered. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Sioux Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri prosecuted the case.

Mohamed was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to continue serving his sentence.

Updated June 9, 2023