Possible Connection Investigated in Albuquerque, Santa Fe Bank Robberies
|FBI Albuquerque March 13, 2013|
A man driving a dark blue Mitsubishi Lancer with Texas license plates robbed New Mexico Bank & Trust, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
The vehicle is similar to one used by a suspect in the robbery of U.S. Bank, 1418 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, on Friday, March 8, 2013.
The FBI is investigating whether the same individual could be responsible for theses two bank robberies as well as the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 4384 W. Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, on March 4, 2013.
The suspect in the latest robbery is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, approximately 5’6” to 5’10” tall, with a medium to heavy build.
The man had salt and pepper hair and wore eyeglasses, a dark baseball cap with what appeared to be an Adidas logo, a gray hooded sweatshirt with red letters on it, blue jeans, and white shoes. Photos of the suspect are below.
Witnesses say the suspect walked into the bank at approximately 2:38 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money.
The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspect left the bank.
The suspect was last seen driving the Mitsubishi Lancer south on Eubank Boulevard NE.
The vehicle had newer black and white Texas plates.
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.