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Toledo Man Sentenced for Multiple Bank Robberies in Michigan and Ohio

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

TOLEDO – United States Attorney Rebecca C. Lutzko announced that Scott Kelly Hansen, 63, of Toledo, OH, was sentenced to 348 months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary after earlier pleading guilty to two bank robberies in Ann Arbor, Michigan and one in Norwalk, Ohio. Hansen was also ordered to pay $44,908.73 in restitution and serve a 5-year term of supervised release upon release from imprisonment.

According to court documents, on July 16, 2022, Scott Kelly Hansen entered the Chase Bank on East Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, Michigan wearing a mask and baseball cap. Hansen approached the teller, while no other customers were in the bank, and said “This is a bank robbery, give me all your cash… including the reserves.” Hansen then patted the area beneath his shirt at his waist, which the teller understood to mean he was implying a weapon. The teller produced approximately $20,000 in cash and gave it to Hansen who fled the bank.

Then on July 19, 2022, Hansen entered the Fifth Third Bank on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan wearing similar clothing and a mask. Hansen drew a pistol, pointed it at both tellers, and said, “Give me all you have.” The teller produced approximately $15,000 in cash, which Hansen took and left. Days later, Hansen returned to the same Fifth Third Bank, but fled once he was recognized by a teller.

On August 25, 2022, Hansen entered Civista Bank in Norwalk, Ohio armed with a pistol, wearing similar clothing and a mask. Hansen ordered everyone to get down on the ground and aimed the pistol at customers and tellers. Hansen then went behind the counter and demanded cash from the drawers and dispensing machines. Hansen said he was just there for the money and didn’t want anyone to get hurt. After growing frustrated with how slowly the teller was retrieving bills from the dispensing machine, Hansen grabbed two plastic money containers from the machine and fled the bank with approximately $82,000. As he left, Hansen instructed everyone to “Stay on the floor. Don’t get up. Don’t watch out the windows.” Customers called 911 and Hansen was apprehended. In Hansen’s vehicle officers found cash and a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Norwalk Police Department, and the Ann Arbor Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ava Rotell Dustin and Matthew Simko.


Thomas P. Weldon
(216) 622-3651

Updated September 29, 2023

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