Nebraska man sentenced to prison for armed bank robbery in Gothenburg

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man who brought a knife to a bank robbery will spend more than four years behind bars, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Wesley Cassidy, 27, of Wallace, was sentenced Friday to 50 months in prison for armed bank robbery.

On Aug. 19, 2021, Cassidy went into the Flatwater Bank in Gothenburg and demanded money from a teller while wielding a knife, the attorney’s office said.

The teller gave Cassidy cash from two drawers before he left the bank.  He was taken into custody shortly after.

During an interview with investigators, Cassidy admitted to robbing the bank, according to the attorney’s office.

Cassidy will serve a five-year term of supervised release after his prison sentence.  He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment fee.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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