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Man convicted of robbing Bluffs bank sentenced to 10 years

Man convicted of robbing Bluffs bank sentenced to 10 years

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An Omaha man convicted of robbing a Council Bluffs bank was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment Wednesday.

Brandon Bird, 41, had his sentence levied by U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger. As part of his sentence, the defendant is being required to serve three years of post-release supervision, court records show. It was also ordered by the judge that he pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On Oct. 30, 2019, Bird walked into a U.S. Bank in Council Bluffs and gave a demand note to the teller requesting money, court records show. After obtaining cash from the bank, Bird fled the scene and was subsequently stopped by law enforcement. All of the stolen cash was recovered.

The case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Great Plains Violent Crimes Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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