District of New Mexico
April 23, 2014

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing Western Commerce Bank in September 2013

ALBUQUERQUE—Solas Jansen, 36, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison for his bank robbery conviction. Jansen will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Jansen was arrested on September 29, 2013, based on a criminal complaint alleging that he robbed the Western Commerce Bank branch located at 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque on September 24, 2013. Jansen subsequently was charged with bank robbery in an indictment filed on October 9, 2013.

On December 17, 2013, Jansen entered a guilty plea to the indictment. Jansen admitted robbing the bank by presenting a demand note to a bank teller and taking money from the teller on September 24, 2013. Jansen acknowledged that the demand note may have put the bank teller in fear of harm.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque Field Office of the FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

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