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Robbery of Bank of the West Branch in Albuquerque

FBI Albuquerque October 15, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday, October 15, 2012, at the Bank of the West branch located at 5228 Central Ave SW.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 5’5”-5’7” tall, heavy-set, middle-aged to older.

Witnesses say he wore a green plaid, long-sleeved shirt; a tan, wide-brimmed hat; clear glasses; and a bushy, black beard that may have been fake.

The suspect entered the bank at approximately 12:15 p.m. He handed a teller a demand note that implied the suspect had a gun.

The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was last seen heading south on 53rd Street in a beige car with an Oakland Raiders bumper sticker on it.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI at 505-889-1300 (24 hours).

A reward of $1,000 may be available for the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Photos of the suspect are below.

Albuquerque bank robbery suspect (10/15/12)

Albuquerque bank robbery suspect (10/15/12)

Albuquerque bank robbery suspect (10/15/12)