Omaha Man Sentenced for Robbery and Firearm Charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
Acting United States Attorney Robert Stuart announced that Robert M. Brannon, age 27, of Omaha, was sentenced today by the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp after having previously pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by means of robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release when his incarceration ends. He was also ordered to pay $3,139.82 in restitution.
On January 10, 2016, at approximately 8:50 p.m., Brannon entered the Dunkin Donuts at 10611 Fort Street, carrying what appeared to be a gun, and demanded the two employees open the safe. When they told him they couldn’t open it, he took approximately $150.00 from the cash registers. He then directed them to get in the freezer and closed the door behind them. They were able to call 911 and Omaha Police officers responded a short time later. Both employees were unharmed. Brannon was arrested two days later and had a different firearm in his possession. He had been convicted in Douglas County District Court in 2011 of delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. Felons are prohibited from possessing firearms.
Brannon was also believed to be involved in a December 23, 2015, robbery of the Dunkin Donuts at 2520 Old Cheney Road, in Lincoln and a December 27, 2015, robbery of the 10730 Q Street Dunkin Donuts in Omaha. There was insufficient evidence to charge him with those robberies but as part of Brannon’s guilty plea to the Fort Street robbery, he agreed to pay restitution for all three. Brannon had previously worked at the Lincoln and Q Street Dunkin Donuts locations prior to the robberies.
The case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.
Updated March 17, 2017