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Man with Handgun Robs BBVA Compass Bank Branch in Albuquerque

FBI Albuquerque July 24, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

A man with a semi-automatic handgun robbed BBVA Compass Bank branch at 6001 Academy Road NE in Albuquerque on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, age ranging from mid-20s to 30 years old, between 5’8” and 6’0” tall, and with a slender to medium build.

He wore a red bandana covering the lower half of his face, sunglasses, a white baseball cap, black T-shirt, and blue jeans.

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Witnesses say the suspect walked into the bank at approximately 1:20 p.m. and pointed a handgun at employees.

He demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left the bank and was last seen walking east on Academy Road NE.

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 or to send a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

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

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov.