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At approximately 1:40 p.m.Tuesday,the Bremer Bank in Gilby, N.D., in Grand Forks County, was robbed by two men. The first robber entered the bank, approached the victim teller with a sawed-off shotgun, ordered her to the ground with her hands on her head, and covered her with the shotgun. The second robber proceeded directly to the bank vault, where he placed an undisclosed amount of cash into a trash bag. He then emptied the teller drawer into the bag before retrieving a pair of handcuffs from the first robber, handcuffing the teller's hands behind her back, and leaving her face down on the floor. Both robbers then exited the bank and made a getaway in a silver Jeep Liberty with Minnesota license plates. They were last seen heading south on Grand Forks County Road 2.

The first robber is described as a white man, approximately 6 feet tall, 230-240 pounds, and 55-65 years old. He was clean-shaven, wearing a dark colored suit jacket over a sweater, dark pants, tan boots and a tan ski mask pulled down over his face. The second robber is described as a black man, approximately 6'3" tall, 250 pounds, 50-60 years old, with a goatee and a tattoo on his left forearm. He was wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt, which he removed to reveal a white short-sleeved T-shirt that said "I (heart shape) 38," and tan sneakers. He pulled a dark ski mask down over his face.

Ralph S. Boelter, Special Agent in Charge of the Minneapolis Office of the FBI, requests anyone with information regarding this bank robbery to contact the Minneapolis FBI at 612-376-3200, the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department, or Crime Stoppers. A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber.