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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