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Omaha Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Bank Robbery

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Brandon Bird, age 41, of Omaha, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 120 months in prison for bank robbery. Bird was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his term of imprisonment and pay a $100 Special Assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On October 30, 2019, Bird walked into a U.S. Bank in Council Bluffs and gave a demand note to the teller requesting money. After obtaining cash from the bank, Bird fled the scene and was then stopped by law enforcement. All of the stolen cash was recovered.

This matter was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated July 30, 2020

Violent Crime