Omaha Man Sentenced for Bank Robberies
United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced that Traynell Toney, age 24, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp having previously pled guilty to robbing two U.S. Bank branches in two Baker’s Supermarkets. Toney was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment, 3 years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay $5,597 in restitution.
On June 2, 2017, Toney went to the U.S. Bank in Baker’s at 5555 North 90th Street, Omaha. He passed a note to the teller demanding money, stating that he would kill her and that he was carrying a gun in his sweatshirt. He was able to leave the bank with $3,170.00. He left the note at the bank.
On June 9, 2017, he passed a similar note to a teller at the U.S. Bank in Baker’s at 13250 West Maple Road. That note also stated he had a gun and threatened to kill a customer if he wasn’t given money. The teller complied and Toney got $2,427.
Law enforcement was able to identify Toney through surveillance at both banks that appeared to be the same person, a Crime Stopper’s tip, and his fingerprints were identified on the note from the June 2 robbery.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Omaha Police Department.