FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
August 25, 2014

Armed Pair Wearing Masks or Heavy Make-Up Robs Albuquerque Bank

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are searching for two men who displayed handguns and disguised themselves by wearing masks or heavy make-up when they robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch on Friday, August 22.

Both suspects are identified as white males. One of the men is described as approximately 50 years old, about 5’9” tall, with a medium build. He wore a blue baseball cap with white stars on the bill and red and white stripes around the outer edge of the bill, a black fleece jacket, light-colored blue jeans, white surgical gloves, and white sneakers.

His face was covered either by a mask or make-up that depicted stitches across the lower part of his face, similar to a Frankenstein monster disguise.

The other suspect was approximately 30 years old, about 5’8” tall, with a slender build. He wore a black baseball cap, a black jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

Witnesses say the men entered the bank located at 8100 Wyoming Blvd NE at approximately 1:51 p.m. and displayed handguns.

One of the suspects climbed over the teller counter and demanded money, while the other man remained near the exit.

Bank tellers handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspects may have gotten into a white car and drove away.

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.

Tips also can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

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.

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov.