U.S. Attorney's Office
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
December 12, 2015

FBI Media Alert: Two Banks Robbed in Albuquerque

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are investigating two bank robberies that occurred within an hour of each other Saturday, December 12.

New Mexico Bank & Trust, 3701 4th St. NW, was robbed at approximately 12:28 p.m.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 6’0” tall, weighing about 200 pounds, with a short goatee and unshaven face.

He wore a navy blue hoodie, dark jeans, and wraparound sunglasses.

Witnesses said the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen getting into a vehicle, possibly a white Nissan Versa, with a New Mexico license plate and missing its passenger’s side rear hubcap.

The vehicle was driven by another unknown person.

At approximately 1 p.m., two armed men robbed Bank of Albuquerque branch at 10400 Coors Bypass NW.

The suspects were described as white or Hispanic, in their early to mid-20s.

One suspect was approximately 5’5” tall and weighed about 150 pounds. The other was about 5’7” and around 120 pounds.

One man was armed with an assault rifle, while the other had a handgun.

Both suspects wore black ski masks and black gloves. One wore a black hoodie jacket, while the other’s jacket was gray.

The suspects demanded money and were given an undisclosed amount of cash.

They were seen leaving in a pewter or gold raised Chevrolet Silverado pickup, with large knobby tires, black rims, and dark tinted windows.

The truck had a turquoise New Mexico license plate.

 

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

Tips also can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

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

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