A man who robbed an two Omaha businesses last summer is headed to federal prison. 37 year old Edward Sherrod, Jr was sentenced to 8 1/2 years Monday in Omaha for two counts of robbery.
United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp also ordered Sherrod to pay nearly $20,000 in restitution. There is no parole in the federal system. After completing his prison term Sherrod will begin a three-year term of supervised release.
On July 5, 2018, Sherrod robbed the Baker’s customer service counter near 90th and Fort. He went into the store with what was later found to be a toy gun, nylon mask on his face and gloves. He demanded money from the clerk and was given $3,607.00.
On July 24, 2018, Sherrod entered the Mega Mart at 1357 NW Radial Highway, with a black nylon covering his face. He was carrying a similar fake gun and demanded to know where the safe was. The safe was closed, but not locked and $26,007 was taken.
Police were able to recover part of the money. Law enforcement officers were able to catch Sherrod when he returned a rental car used in the Mega Mart robbery.