FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
September 5, 2015

FBI Media Alert: Armed Man Attempts to Rob Albuquerque Bank

A man with a handgun attempted to rob a Bank of the West branch in northeast Albuquerque on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American male, approximately 5’8” tall, and weighing about 170 pounds.

He wore a hooded black jacket, sunglasses, a baseball cap with a red brim, dark pants, dark shoes, and a brown bandana or ski mask that covered the lower half of his face.

Witnesses said the suspect at approximately 12:48 p.m. entered the bank located at 4221 San Mateo Blvd. and displayed a handgun.

He demanded money from a teller but left without getting any cash.

Anyone with information about this attempted robbery is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300 or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, 505-843-STOP.

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

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