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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 23, 2018

Dallas Man Sentenced for Committing Several Bank Robberies

Defendant was on supervised release for previous bank robbery conviction at the time of the Dallas area robberies

DALLAS — Timothy Thomas, 40, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to serve a total of 174 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $17,534.00 in restitution, following his guilty plea in October 2017 to five counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas. 

According to court documents filed in the case, Thomas, who was previously convicted for a bank robbery in Chicago, Illinois and on supervised release for that offense, committed the following bank robberies in the Dallas, Texas area:

     February 13, 2017                  Chase Bank                    2655 Arapaho Rd., Garland

     January 17, 2017                    Chase Bank                    11770 Marsh Ln., Dallas

     December 22, 2016                Chase Bank                    11611 Preston Rd., Dallas

     December 13, 2016                Chase Bank                    2655 Arapaho Rd., Garland

     December 9, 2016                  Chase Bank                    12875 Josey Ln., Farmers Branch

     December 3, 2016                  BBVA Compass Bank      2307 West Illinois Ave., Dallas

     November 21, 2016                BBVA Compass Bank      2307 West Illinois Ave., Dallas

     November 10, 2016                Chase Bank                    11770 Marsh Ln., Dallas

     October 27, 2016                    Wells Fargo Bank            13050 Coit Rd., Dallas

     October 13, 2016                    Bank of America             5610 Broadway Blvd., Garland

     October 7, 2016                      BBVA Compass Bank       2307 West Illinois Ave., Dallas

     October 4, 2016                      Chase Bank                     12900 Coit Rd., Dallas

 

All of these robberies were committed in essentially the same manner—upon entering the bank, Thomas would approach the teller and present a note stating that he had a gun, request a specific amount of money, and threaten harm if the police were called. 

Judge Fitzwater ordered that Thomas serve 150 months for the five counts he pleaded guilty to in this case and 24 months for the supervised release violation, which will run consecutive to the 150-month sentence.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Dallas Police Department, Garland Police Department, and Farmers Branch Police Department, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Robinson prosecuted.

 

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated March 23, 2018