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Omaha Man Sentenced for Commercial Robbery

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Liban Hassan, age 23 of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to two years, nine months imprisonment by the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, for Interference With Commerce By Threats or Violence.  On August 13, 2015, a federal jury found him guilty of robbing the Kum & Go at 13149 Fort Street, Omaha. He was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release and pay $455.53 in restitution.

On May 18, 2014, at approximately 4:15 a.m., four men entered the store and demanded money.  One of the four acted as if he had a gun under his shirt.  Two other suspects came behind the counter, grabbed the clerk asking where the cigarettes were.  Hassan acted as a lookout both inside the store and then outside while the robbery was continuing inside.  The four men left with $158.50 and approximately 5-6 cartons of cigarettes. 

Yusuf Xasan was previously convicted in connection with the robbery and received 13 months in prison.  The two other suspects remain at large.

The case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated November 24, 2015

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