Omaha Man Sentenced to 138 Months in Prison for Bank Robberies
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Phillip M. Weber, 39, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon to 138 months in a federal penitentiary for having committed two bank robberies and for taking by force a car from an Omaha woman later used in one of the robberies.
Weber was indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing the Security National Bank on 71st Street and Redick Avenue in Omaha of approximately $4,500 in cash. He eluded escape after this May 22, 2014, bank robbery. On June 6, 2014, Weber carjacked a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer from an Omaha woman from a Baker’s grocery store parking lot at 120th Street and Center Road in Omaha. That vehicle was identified four days later in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the getaway car for the robber of the Iberia Bank where Weber robbed the Little Rock bank of approximately $1,889. A federal investigation led law enforcement officers to Weber as the perpetrator of both bank robberies as well as the carjacking. Weber agreed to have the Arkansas case transferred to Nebraska for disposition.
Judge Bataillon sentenced Weber to 10 years each on both bank robberies as well as on the carjacking. Judge Bataillon also ordered Weber to serve an additional 18 months consecutive to the 10 years for a violation of supervised release from a previous federal conviction.
The Security National Bank robbery and the carjacking were both investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Omaha Police Department. The Iberia Bank investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Little Rock Arkansas Police Department.