Three Arrests Made in Kearney Credit Union Robbery
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announces the arrests of three men believed to be responsible for the October 17, 2014, robbery of the Kearney Eaton Employees Credit Union.
At approximately 9:15 a.m., two men wearing work clothes and white hardhats entered the credit union, located at 2600 East Highway 30. As one of the suspects produced what tellers believed to be a handgun, both suspects jumped the teller counter, moved the tellers and other employees into a nearby office, and forced them to lie on the office floor. The suspects then bound the tellers’ and employees’ hands, went to the vault, and removed approximately $122,891.15 in currency, and left the building.
Two of the suspects, Patrick Wigley (age 29) and Thomas Dunlap (age 28), were arrested in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and will be transported to Lincoln by the United States Marshal’s Office. The third suspect, Clifton Hudson (age 28), was arrested in Kearney, Nebraska, and will be taken to Lincoln on Thursday, July 30, 2015, for his initial appearance and arraignment.
The charges against the three defendants carry a term of imprisonment up to 25 years, a fine up to $250,000, up to to three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
This case was investigated by the Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.