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Omaha Man Sentenced for Two Armed Robberies

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Sammie Ranson, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on October 18, 2021 in federal court in Omaha by Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon to a term of seven years’ imprisonment for committing two armed robberies at commercial businesses in Omaha. After his release from prison, Ranson will begin a three-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Ranson previously pled guilty to each robbery on July 19, 2021.  

Ranson admitted to assaulting one employee of a Boost mobile store on April 5, 2020, while he was armed with a knife during the robbery.  In the other robbery, Ranson admitted to threatening to kill two employees at the Subway restaurant he robbed on March 30, 2020 if they reported the incident to the police after he left the store.  

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

Updated October 22, 2021

Violent Crime