Las Vegas man sentenced to 272 months for robbing two Boise banks
Bryan Mark Johnson, 55 of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced for robbing two Boise banks.
Johnson was sentenced to 272 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $23,033 in restitution.
Johnson admitted to traveling to Boise from Las Vegas, Nevada, because he believed Boise would be an easy target to rob banks because of its isolated location and relatively low crime rate. On April 22, 2011, Johnson entered the Key Bank branch on West Overland Road. He approached two bank tellers and directed them to give him all of their money. A citizen who was visiting his daughter, an employee of the bank, followed Johnson out of the bank as he left with $13,082 in cash. As he left the bank, Johnson turned and pointed a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the citizen, who then retreated into the bank. Johnson and his get-away driver, Melvin Glen Lantis, were apprehended by Boise Police officers moments later.
After Johnson’s arrest, he confessed to robbing the Wells Fargo Bank on Overland Road in Boise, on April 2, 2011. Johnson further confessed to robbing a Bank of America in Las Vegas, Nevada; two casino stores in Las Vegas within 45 minutes of each other; and two banks in Tuscon, Arizona, all in February of 2011.
“This well-deserved sentence will protect the community from the serious threat that Mr. Johnson posed to society,” said Olson. “We commend the Boise Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their efforts that ensured Mr. Johnson would be held accountable for his repeated violent acts.”