Sacto 9-1-1
January 10, 2012
'Skateboard bandit' sentenced for series of bank robberies

A Sacramento man dubbed by law enforcement officers as the "skateboard bandit", was sentenced Monday for a series of bank robberies.

U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb sentenced Jared Sung Yoon Herdt, 30, to eight years in prison, as well as three years of supervised release following his time in prison.

According to court documents, Herdt pleaded guilty to five bank robberies, including one at the Bank of America, 2010 Goldfield Drive, in Rancho Cordova on April 25, 2009. The other four were committed between Jan. 5 and Feb. 24 2009 in Modesto, San Jose and Santa Clara, and in Springfield, Ore.

For purposes of restitution, Herdt also admitted to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank at 9407 Madison Ave. in Orangevale on April 25, 2009, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

During the robberies, Herdt claimed he had a firearm. The Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force dubbed him the "skateboard bandit" because tellers in some robberies reported that the robber left riding a skateboard to an unknown location where he had a getaway vehicle.

On April 27, 2010, a search of a stolen vehicle recovered in Sunnyvale resulted in the recovery of $4,900 in cash, a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, a skateboard and a receipt for a dentist in Oregon. Officials said the dentist identified surveillance photos of the bank robber as Herdt.

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