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An Omaha man who robbed a south Lincoln bank twice has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

Jason McCain, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf sentenced him last week to the prison time, plus three years of supervised release.

Lincoln police said McCain wore a black mask and demanded cash from employees at U.S. Bank, 5501 S. 56th St. before taking off with a bag of cash shortly before 9:30 a.m. April 22, 2017.

He had acted as if he had a weapon but never showed one.

Police came to believe McCain had robbed the same bank on Feb. 24, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m. According to a court document, residents in a nearby neighborhood had captured him that day on a surveillance camera getting in an SUV and leaving.

Shortly after the April bank robbery, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper spotted the same SUV on Interstate 80 and arrested him.

Inside the SUV, officers found a bag full of cash, the document says.

McCain previously had served federal prison time for bank robberies in Omaha.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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