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Robbery of Bank of the West Branch in Albuquerque

FBI Albuquerque April 02, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at Bank of the West branch at 5228 Central Ave. SW in Albuquerque on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black male with a medium to dark complexion, approximately 6’0” tall, with a slender build.

He wore sunglasses, a dark baseball cap with a white design on the front, a dark hooded sweatshirt with a white cross over the heart and an image of what appears to be Jesus on the back, blue jeans, and black and white athletic shoes.

The suspect may have a small tattoo or scar on his right cheek bone.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the bank at approximately 10:31 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money.

The teller gave an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who got on a bicycle and headed east on Central and then south on Cypress Drive SW.

The FBI and Albuquerque Police are investigating whether the suspect might be responsible for a robbery that occurred at the same bank on March 25, 2013.

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.