FBI Albuquerque
Office of Public Affairs
(505) 889-1300
January 4, 2024

FBI Media Alert: Have You Seen the Pink Backpack Bandit? He’s Wanted for an Albuquerque Bank Robbery

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the Pink Backpack Bandit, who robbed the Bank of Albuquerque, 8221 Wyoming Blvd NE, at approximately 11:17 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Suspect’s description:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White/Hispanic
  • Height: Approximately 6’0”
  • Age: 30s
  • Clothing: Purple, Black & White Lakers Jacket; grey pants

The suspect entered the bank, brandished a silver handgun and made verbal demands for money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank heading north. 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, or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.

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.