Robbery of Northland Financial Bank Branch in Medina, North Dakota
|FBI Minneapolis October 25, 2013|
On October 25, 2013, at approximately 10:30 a.m., two individuals robbed the Northland Financial bank, located at 101 2nd Ave. SW, Medina, North Dakota. The robbers approached the bank counter and demanded money. One of the robbers brandished a hand gun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, the robbers fled from the bank. The robbers are believed to have fled in a vehicle described as blue Chevrolet Trailblazer. Following the robbery, an abandoned Chevrolet Trailblazer, believed to be linked to the crime, was found abandoned on a gravel road south of Medina.
The robbers were both described as approximately 5’6”-5’8” tall. Both wore masks and bulky, dark clothing. At least one of the robbers is suspected of being of African-American decent. Both robbers are believed to be in their late teens or early 20s.
While the robbers are believed to have abandoned their original getaway vehicle, it is suspected that they may currently be driving a light-colored, late model Lincoln Navigator.
A coordinated investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with any information regarding this robbery should contact the FBI's Fargo Office at (701) 232-7241; BCI at 1 (800) 472-2185; and/or the Stutsman County Sheriff at (701) 252- 9000.