Man Robs U.S. Bank Branch in Albuquerque, Flees in Car with Texas Plates
|FBI Albuquerque March 08, 2013|
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed U.S. Bank branch located at 1418 Carlisle Blvd NE on March 8, 2013.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male in his 50s, approximately 5’5 to 5’8 tall, with short salt-and-pepper hair. He had no facial hair.
He wore a gray hooded jacket with “Nautica” printed in capital letters on the front; a blue or black baseball cap with what appeared to be an Adidas logo; dark pants; and white tennis shoes.
The suspect was seen driving away in a late-model dark or blue Mitsubishi Lancer with black and white Texas plates.
Witnesses say the man entered the bank at approximately 2:34 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money.
The suspect gave the teller a black mesh bag to put the money in and then left the bank with the bag and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The FBI is investigating whether the suspect also could be responsible for the March 4, 2013 robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Santa Fe.
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.