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FBI and Albuquerque Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance Concerning Two Bank Robberies
One Suspect Believed to Have Committed Both Robberies

FBI Albuquerque January 29, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are investigating two bank robberies that may have been committed by the same man on January 29, 2013.

The first robbery occurred at New Mexico Bank & Trust at 6201 Riverside Plaza Lane NW, near Coors and Montano, at approximately 2:59 p.m.

A white Hispanic male, approximately 6’0” tall, with a mustache and slender build, is the suspect. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a baseball cap with a U.S. flag logo on it. Witnesses say he was in his late 20s to early 30s.

He presented a demand note to a teller and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., a man matching the description of the first suspect robbed New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at 3205 Coors Blvd. NW.

In that robbery, the suspect showed part of his gun to the teller and demanded money.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.

The FBI and Albuquerque Police are investigating whether the suspect could be responsible for previous bank robberies in the Albuquerque area.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense, and the penalty increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

Photos from the second robbery (New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at 3205 Coors Blvd. NW):