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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Omaha Man Sentenced to 194 Months for Robbing Three Local Businesses

Justin C. McCoy, 30, was sentenced in federal court today in Omaha, Nebraska, for three counts of robbery and for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  The Honorable John M. Gerrard sentenced McCoy to 194 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After completing his term of imprisonment, McCoy will begin a four-year term of supervised release.

On January 13, 2018, McCoy, brandishing a firearm, robbed the Scooter’s at 766 Gold Coast Drive in Papillion, Nebraska.  He threatened an employee through the drive-through window and obtained $550.00.

On January 14, 2018, McCoy robbed Valentino’s Pizza at 5070 Leavenworth in Omaha.  He waived a firearm at the two employees before taking $75.00

The same day McCoy robbed the Bucky’s at 11955 Pacific Street in Omaha.  Brandishing a firearm, he demanded money.  He obtained $155.00

U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly noted that the use of a firearm to rob three businesses of a total of $780.00 resulted in more than 16 years of imprisonment.  Criminals using firearms will not be tolerated and those criminals will be aggressively pursued by federal authorities.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Great Plains Robbery Task Force, the Omaha Police Department, and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated September 21, 2018