FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
July 22, 2021

FBI Media Alert: FBI, Socorro Police Department Look for Bank Robber Also Suspected in Moriarty, Tijeras Robberies

An unidentified man suspected of recent bank robberies in Moriarty and Tijeras is now suspected of robbing a bank in Socorro on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

The robbery happened at Wells Fargo, 501 North California Street, in Socorro at approximately 4:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his mid-40s, approximately 5'5” tall, with a medium build.

He wore a dark ball cap with a light-colored brim, a dark mask, a navy blue long-sleeve shirt, and black pants. He also may have a tattoo under his right eye.

The suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note to a teller.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank and walked northbound.

The FBI is investigating this robbery with the Socorro Police Department.

This individual is suspected of also robbing Wells Fargo in Moriarty on July 15, and U.S. Bank in Moriarty and Wells Fargo in Tijeras on July 19.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

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.

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.