FBI Albuquerque
Office of Public Affairs
(505) 889-1300
August 12, 2021

FBI Media Alert: Reward Increased for Suspected New Mexico Serial Bank Robber

An unidentified man on Thursday afternoon (8/12/2021) robbed a U.S. Bank branch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, possibly the seventh New Mexico bank this individual has robbed in a month.

The FBI has increased its reward for his arrest and conviction to up to $5,000.

The suspect in Thursday’s robbery is described as Native American or Hispanic in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'5” tall, with a medium build.

He wore a light-colored mask over the lower half of his face, eyeglasses with a dark frame, a dark baseball cap, a blue two-tone T-shirt over a long-sleeve gray shirt, and light-colored pants.

The suspect entered U.S. Bank, 600 W. San Mateo Road, at approximately 1:59 p.m.

He presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at (505) 889-1300, or the Santa Fe Police Department at (505) 955-5044.

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

The FBI and local law enforcement are investigating six other bank robberies this individual may have committed:

  • August 9: Wells Fargo, 545 West Cordova Road, Santa Fe.
  • July 30: Wells Fargo, 239 West Highway 550, Bernalillo.
  • July 22: Wells Fargo, 501 North California Street, Socorro.
  • July 19: Wells Fargo, 503 NM-333, Tijeras.
  • July 19: U.S. Bank, 1401 U.S. Route 66, Moriarty.
  • July 15: Wells Fargo, 901 U.S. Route 66, Moriarty.

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.