FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
September 20, 2019

FBI Media Alert: FBI Offers up to $1,000 Reward in Albuquerque Bank Robbery

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a northwest Albuquerque bank on Friday, September 20, 2019.

The robbery occurred at Bank of the West, 4221 San Mateo Blvd., at approximately 12:40 p.m.

The suspect is described as a Native American or Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 5'10” to 6' tall, with a slim build.

He wore a dark baseball cap, a dark t-shirt with horizontal stripes, and dark pants. He carried a dark backpack.

The suspect walked into the bank and presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was seen walking north through the bank’s parking lot.

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

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

Tips can also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

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.