Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to May 2014 Robbery of Bank of America Branch
ALBUQUERQUE—Randy Lee Gallahan, 55, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to robbing the Bank of America branch located on 4th Street NW in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, N.M., in May 2014.
Gallahan was arrested on May 3, 2014, on a criminal complaint alleging that he robbed the Bank of America branch that day. On May 21, 2014, Gallahan was indicted and charged with armed bank robbery.
During today’s change of plea hearing, Gallahan pled guilty to an information, and admitted robbing the bank by approaching a bank teller and suggesting to the teller that he had a gun or weapon. Gallahan further admitted confessing to the robbery several hours later when police tracked him down at an apartment complex. At the time, Gallahan was wearing the same clothes he wore when he committed the bank robbery, had proceeds from the robbery in pants pocket, and a replica handgun in his jacket.
Gallahan has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled. At sentencing, Gallahan faces a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Brawley.