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Omaha Men Sentenced for Walgreen’s Robbery

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Kevin Mitchell, age 32, was sentenced in federal court today in Omaha, Nebraska, for one count of robbery.  The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Mitchell to 151 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Mitchell will begin a three-year term of supervised release. 

On January 17, 2018, Mitchell, brandishing a machete, robbed the Walgreen’s at 3001 Dodge Street in Omaha, Nebraska.  While waiving the machete, he scratched the clerk’s arm and stated “see it’s sharp” before demanding cash from the store’s safe.  He obtained $4,300 from the store that Omaha Police Officers recovered a short time later.  Mitchell was tracked to 3021 Burt Street and was located with $2,690 in his pocket.  An additional $1,682 was found in a ceiling tile in the lower level of an apartment building. 

U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly remarked that Mitchell having two prior robbery convictions contributed to Judge Rossiter giving the 12 ½ year sentence.  Repeat violent offenders will be pursued vigilantly by federal authorities. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force and Omaha Police robbery unit.

Updated September 28, 2018

Violent Crime