Omaha man gets 25 years in prison for armed bank robberies


June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ā€” An Omaha man convicted of a slew of armed bank robberies in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say 26-year-old Tyree Carney was sentenced Friday in Omaha’s federal courthouse. Carney also was ordered to pay nearly $193,000 in restitution to the banks. Carney had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and several counts of brandishing a gun during the spate of crimes between September 2016 and June 2017.

Prosecutors say Carney and another person robbed banks at gunpoint in the eastern Nebraska towns of Springfield and Murray, as well as banks in the western Iowa cities of Crescent and Underwood. Police say Carney tried to rob a bank in Bellevue, Nebraska, but was unsuccessful in getting any money there. Investigators say Carney and an accomplice also carjacked vehicles in Omaha to use as getaway cars in the robberies.