OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a repeat offender has been sent to prison for life because he robbed two banks and tried to rob a third in Omaha.
Twenty-nine-year-old Quantal Blake was sentenced Monday in Omaha. He was convicted in May of bank robberies in February and March 2014 and of an attempted robbery in March 2014.
Authorities linked Blake to the robberies through the electronic monitoring device that he was required to wear because of two prior robbery convictions.
Blake had two previous violent felony convictions for robbery and associated weapons charges. Because a firearm was used during the March 2014 robbery, Blake was subject to the life sentence under the federal three-strikes law.