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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Monday, March 23, 2015

Former Omaha Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that on March 20, 2015, Trent Nitzel, 46, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for Bank Robbery.  The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Nitzel to 44 months in prison.  Nitzel has been incarcerated since December 5, 2011, and was given credit for approximately 40 months of prison time already served.  Nitzel’s sentence of 44 months prison will be in addition to the 40 months of prison already served.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Nitzel will begin a three year term of supervised release.

On October 24, 2011, Nitzel robbed the Centennial Bank, located at 6307 Center Street, Omaha, Nebraska.   During the robbery, Nitzel took from Centennial Bank an amount totaling approximately $5,027.00.  On October 28, 2011, Nitzel robbed the First National Bank, located at 1601 Capitol Street, Omaha, Nebraska.   During the robbery, Nitzel took from First National Bank an amount totaling approximately $3,730.00.  During both of the robberies, Nitzel handed the teller a note demanding money.  Nitzel did not use or display a weapon during either of the robberies.

Omaha Police investigated the robberies.

Updated March 27, 2015