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Published May 08, 2011, 01:05 PM

Grand Forks Man Pleads Guilty to Gilby, ND, Bank Robbery

Authorities say Patterson and William Collins used a shotgun to threaten a teller during the May 2009 heist. The teller was ordered to get on the floor and was handcuffed.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks man says he will plead guilty to an armed holdup of a Gilby bank.

Clifton Patterson of Grand Forks is charged in federal court with three counts, including bank robbery by force or violence.

Authorities say Patterson and William Collins used a shotgun to threaten a teller during the May 2009 heist. The teller was ordered to get on the floor and was handcuffed.

Collins was sentenced in November to more than 26 years in prison.

A sentencing date for Patterson has not been scheduled.

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