FBI Albuquerque
Office of Public Affairs
(505) 889-1300
April 20, 2022

FBI Media Alert: FBI, Albuquerque Police Search for Bandaged Bandit Serial Bank Robber

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the Bandaged Bandit who committed a bank robbery on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, and is suspected of three others.

At approximately 4:55 p.m., an unknown male entered PNC Bank, 9500 Sage Road SW. The suspect presented a note to the teller demanding money from the bank. The robber received an undisclosed sum of money and left the bank.

Suspect’s Description:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Age: 25-35
  • Height: Approximately 5'6” to 5'8”
  • Weight: 150 pounds
  • Build: Thin
  • Clothing: Eyeglasses, tan baseball cap with “New Mexico” written on front with the state flag, dark surgical mask, dark sweatshirt, white T-shirt underneath.

The individual is suspected of committing three other bank robberies in Albuquerque since February:

  • U.S. Bank, 3801 Isleta Boulevard SW, April 7.
  • Wells Fargo, 3801 4th Street NW, on March 2.
  • Western Commerce Bank, 1910 Wyoming Boulevard NE, February 22.

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 these robberies 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.