FBI, Hatch Police Search for Bank Robber
|FBI Albuquerque October 30, 2012|
The FBI and Hatch Police Department are asking for the public’s help in catching a bank robber.
Although two arrests have been made in connection with the October 19, 2012 robbery of First New Mexico Bank in Hatch, authorities are still looking for a third suspect.
Ricky Garcia, 48, of Las Cruces, was arrested in Las Cruces on October 22. He has been charged with bank robbery.
On October 25, Jacleen Henderson, 29, of Las Cruces, was arrested in Las Cruces on an accessory after the fact charge.
Both Garcia and Henderson appeared in federal court in Las Cruces this morning (October 30, 2012), and were ordered detained pending trial based on findings that they pose a risk of flight and a danger to the community.
A second male suspect is being sought.
He is described as Hispanic, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” tall, 150-160 pounds, and in his mid-20s to mid-30s.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300 (24 hours) or send a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov.
The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of this suspect.
Two men wearing bandanas over their faces entered First New Mexico Bank at approximately 2:31 p.m. on October 19.
The suspects demanded money and one displayed a handgun.
After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled in a dark vehicle, possibly a gray sedan.
Bank robbery is punishable by a maximum 20-year prison sentence for each offense and the penalty increases to a maximum 25-year prison sentence if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime. The maximum penalty for being an accessory after the fact for bank robbery is a 10-year prison sentence.
Charges are only accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.