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Press Release

Omaha Man Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years Imprisonment for Armed Bank Robberies

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

United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that on June 12, 2024, Tre D. Boswell, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Boswell to 141 months’ imprisonment and to pay $195,217.50 in restitution. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Boswell will be required to complete a 5-year term of supervised release.

Boswell and another suspect, brandishing a firearm, robbed, or attempted to rob a series of banks in the Omaha area between December of 2021 and December of 2022. Although Boswell and the second suspect concealed their appearances during the robberies, investigators obtained their general physical descriptions and a detailed description of the firearm they used in the robberies. The suspects threatened bank employees with the firearm and nearly $200,000 was stolen from two banks during the completed robberies. Investigators collected potential DNA evidence throughout the investigation and ultimately obtained warrants authorizing them to obtain a sample of Boswell’s DNA, and to seize and search his cell phone. In addition to the physical descriptions of the suspects and of the firearm, GPS data from Boswell’s phone placed him in the vicinity of the robberies when they occurred, and DNA evidence further corroborated his involvement. The other suspect has not been identified at this time.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force and the Omaha Police Department.

Contact

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

Updated June 14, 2024

Topics
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime