Guy Who Robbed Bank, Then Took a Cab is Sentenced to Federal Prison, LIVINGSTON, January 14, 2020 - On Wednesday January 14th, a federal judge sentenced 35-year-old Thomas Stewart Holcomb to 41 months confinement in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Holcomb had previously pled guilty to a single count of bank robbery in violation of Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 2113. The charge stems from a November 19, 2018 incident in which Livingston Police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at the First National Bank branch in Livingston. Officers responded to the scene where they obtained witness statements and video surveillance footage. According to a bank teller, a male suspect passed her note that demanded cash. The note also indicated that he had a weapon. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot. Witnesses at a nearby business told officers that they observed the suspect change his clothes. Additional witnesses reported seeing a suspect matching the robber’s description at a nearby sandwich shop. When officers arrived, they spoke with an employee who stated that the suspect paid for his sandwich with a $100.00 bill and called a cab. Officers identified the cab company, contacted the dispatcher and were able to locate the cab with Holcomb inside. Holcomb was arrested without incident and the cash from the bank was discovered on his person. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney, Tommy L. Coleman. Holcomb also faces a state aggravated robbery charge arising out of the same incident. “Holcomb faces the prospect of having to do state prison time in addition to the federal prison time,” stated Coleman. “Because the state and federal governments are two separate sovereigns, there is no double jeopardy,” Coleman added. In addition to the federal prison time, Holcomb was sentenced to 3 years of supervised released.
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