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Robbery of Bank of the West in Albuquerque

FBI Albuquerque March 25, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed Bank of the West, 5228 Central Ave SW, on Monday, March 25, 2013.

The suspect is described as Hispanic with a dark complexion, approximately 6’2” tall with a slender build and in his mid-30s.

He wore sunglasses, a black hooded sweatshirt with a large white cross on it, a black baseball cap with a blue bill, blue jeans, and black and white running shoes.

The suspect carried a blue and black backpack.

Witnesses say he entered the bank shortly before 3 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money.

The teller gave an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who was last seen walking east on Central Avenue NW.

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 of the suspect:

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