09/06/2023 | Press release | Archived content
Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Traynell Toney, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha after having previously pled guilty to two bank robberies. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Toney to 7 ½ years' imprisonment on each bank robbery, to run at the same time, and ordered him to pay $13,485 in restitution. Toney will be on supervised release for three years after he is released from prison. There is no parole in the federal system.
On December 20, 2021, Toney went into the First National Bank located in the Hy-Vee supermarket at 5150 Center Street in Omaha. He slid a note to the teller demanding he get all the money and that the teller should not use a dye pack or tracking device. The note also indicated that if the teller did not comply, Toney would kill the teller. He was given $3,312.00 and left the bank.
On December 31, 2021, Toney went into the U.S. Bank located in the Baker's grocery store at 17370 Lakeside Hills Plaza, in Omaha. He handed a similar note to the U.S. Bank teller demanding money or the teller would die. The teller handed Toney $10,173.00 after which he left the bank.
Law enforcement was called to both scenes after the robberies occurred. Toney's fingerprints were on the demand note he passed and left at the First National Bank. A check of his cell phone data showed he was in the area of the two banks at the time the robberies were committed.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations Violent Crime Task Force.