A 59-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing two banks while on furlough from prison.
Federal prosecutors say Albert Dansby was serving time for four bank robberies committed in 2013 when the Bureau of Prisons placed Dansby on furlough and gave him a bus ticket from a federal prison in Texas to a half-way house in Hastings.
Dansby got off the bus in Omaha. He robbed a US Bank facility of nearly $2,000 on July 24th of last year. He then robbed a branch of the Bank of the West of slightly more than $3,500. During both robberies, he passed a note demanding cash from bank tellers.
He has received a seven-year prison sentence for both robberies, which he will serve concurrently. Upon release, Dansby will serve three years of supervised release and will have to pay restitution.
When arrested by Omaha police in August of last year, Dansby confessed to the robberies, stating he robbed the banks to get money to buy crack cocaine.