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Omaha Man Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Taliaferro D. Thompson, age 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on May 22, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in furtherance of a bank robbery. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Thompson to a total sentence of 270 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Thompson’s release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release. Thompson was also ordered to pay $269,822 in restitution.

In pronouncing the sentence Judge Buescher agreed that with the characterization that this robbery was unusually heinous, cruel, brutal, and degrading and stated, “What happened here was unbelievably sickening.”

On January 26, 2023, Thompson and co-defendant Andrew Kincaid while armed with handguns entered the First National Bank of Omaha location at 2625 S. 175th Streets in Omaha. Upon entering the bank, Thompson and Kincaid brandished the handguns, pointing them at the employees and customers. Kincaid shoved a customer to the ground. During the robbery, Thompson pistol whipped a bank employee in the head and then forced that bank employee to open the vault while holding a gun to his head. Thompson also drug a pregnant bank employee across the floor by her hair before forcing her to open the teller drawer while putting a gun to her head. Thompson and Kincaid stole $348,920 from the bank which they placed in a trash bag before fleeing.

Thompson was identified as a potential suspect based on a facial recognition match from the surveillance video. Law enforcement learned of a possible residence that Thompson and Kincaid were located at. Thompson was stopped leaving that residence and found to be in possession of approximately $76,000 in currency and a handgun; a second handgun was also located in the vehicle. Kincaid was located by law enforcement in the residence and had apparent red dye on his face and head. A dumpster nearby included burnt money with red dye on it that would have been consistent with the stolen money from the bank robbery that contained a hidden red dye pack within it. Officers searched the residence and found a white belt and black mask that were consistent with items worn by Thompson during the robbery.

Kincaid has pled guilty to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in furtherance of a bank robbery, and is scheduled for sentencing on September 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM.

This case was investigated by officers with the Omaha Police Department’s Robbery Unit and Gang Unit as part of the FBI’s of Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated May 28, 2024