A 24-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $5,597 in restitution after pleading guilty to robbing two bank branches located in supermarkets.
Federal prosecutors say Traynell Toney robbed more than $3,000 from the U.S. Bank at a Baker’s Supermarket last June. Toney passed a note to the teller that threatened to kill her if she didn’t give him money. He claimed he had a gun.
Later that June, Toney went to another U.S. Bank branch located in another Baker’s. He passed a similar note to a teller, only this time he threatened to kill a customer if he wasn’t given money. Again, he said he had a gun. Toney fled with $2,427.
Surveillance photos at both banks led police to identify Toney. A Crime Stopper’s tip and fingerprints also helped investigators identify Toney.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Omaha Police Department investigated the case.