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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 23, 2020

Omaha Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Michael G. Hymes, 40, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today for bank robbery. United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Hymes to 12 years’ imprisonment.  He was also ordered to pay $2,950 in restitution for money not recovered. Hymes, who has two prior convictions for bank robbery, will serve a three-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons. There is no parole in the federal prison system. 

On July 15, 2019, Hymes entered the Creighton Federal Credit Union, dressed as a female wearing a long- haired wig, flip-flops, and carrying a purse.  He verbally demanded money from the teller and claimed he had a bomb, but none was shown.  He was able to leave the bank with $4,017.00.  He got into a car that was tracked and followed into Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Officers found the vehicle approximately a half hour after the robbery and Hymes’s disguise was found in it.  

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Great Plains Violent Crime Task Force, comprised of FBI agents, Omaha Police Department detectives, Nebraska State Patrol Investigators and Papillion Police Department Detectives.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated November 25, 2020