April 22, 2024

FBI Media Alert: FBI Offers Reward for the Bearded Bandit Responsible for Belen Robbery

The FBI and Belen Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the Bearded Bandit, who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 101 S. Main St. Belen, New Mexico, at approximately 4:29 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024. Suspect’s description:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Height: Approximately 5’5”
  • Build: average
  • Clothing: Navy zipper hoodie, gray undershirt, black pants, Tan ball cap with red writing, Tan shoes/boots
  • Spoke in Spanish

The suspect entered the Bank, and demanded money from the teller. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at bankrobbers.fbi.gov. Bank robbery carries a possible prison term of up to 20 years. The use of a gun, other dangerous weapon, toy gun, or hoax bomb device during the commission of a bank robbery can be punishable by a prison term of up to 25 years.