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Alamogordo Bank Robbery

FBI Albuquerque December 27, 2011
  • Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher (505) 889-1438

The FBI and Alamogordo Department of Public Safety are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at First National Bank, 414 10th Street, Alamogordo, on Tuesday night.

The suspect is described as a stocky white or Hispanic male, approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall, with a cut on his nose and swollen eyes.

He wore a jean jacket with a gray hood, a black glove on one hand and a white glove on the other, and had a black bag that resembled a back pack.

The suspect was last seen driving south on White Sands Boulevard.

Witnesses say the suspect went to the walk-up window of the bank’s drive-through section at about 5:50 p.m. He gave a teller an envelope that said the suspect had a bomb.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.

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 Alamogordo DPS at (575) 439-4300

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