On Tuesday, four suspects who robbed a U.S. Bank in the Omaha area on Sept. 9 were sentenced for their roles in the robbery.FBI spokesman Huston Pullen said Marcus Warren, 23, Steven Muldrew, 22, Shaun Murph Jr., 25 and Freddie Johnson IV, 24 were arrested after the FBI and the Omaha Police department pursued and caught them shortly after the robbery occurred.
Witnesses said two armed men dressed as construction workers entered the bank and demanded money. One of them hopped the counter and took about $8,000.
They headed north from the bank in a black vehicle. The Omaha Police helicopter located the vehicle and tracked them to 113th and Fowler, where the suspects parked the car and were caught shortly after they took off on foot.
It was the fourth bank robbery in three days in the Omaha area.
The sentences were issued in Douglas County District Court, Pullan said.
Warren, Muldrew, and Murph received 20–25 years while Johnson was sentenced to 14-18 years.
In addition to this robbery, each of these suspects has been connected to other local Omaha bank robberies.
The Omaha Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with FBI Greater Omaha Bank Robbery Task Force members at the Omaha Police Department Gang Unit and other task force members were instrumental in the successful apprehension of these suspects.
"This is a perfect example of what this partnership represents,” said Randall Thysse, the special agent in charge of the FBI Omaha Division. “We are grateful for the level of collaboration and integration we have from OPD and all of our bank robbery task force members, because clearly, this is working.”
Deputy Chief Mary Newman over the OPD Criminal Investigations Bureau said, “Our collaborative efforts with our law enforcement partners in cases like these are what makes these outcomes so gratifying and keep our community safe.”
The FBI Greater Omaha Bank Robbery Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement partners including the Omaha Police Department, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, The Pottawattamie County Sherriff’s Office, Bellevue Police Department, Papillion Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Ralston Police Department, Council Bluffs Police Department and the La Vista Police Department.