FBI Albuquerque
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(505) 889-1300
July 15, 2021

FBI Media Alert: Two Men Rob Albuquerque Bank

A man wearing an NRA baseball cap and another who used a bandana with the jaws of a skull painted on it to cover his face robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank on Thursday afternoon, July 15, 2021.

The robbery occurred at BBVA Bank, 3500 Candelaria Road NE., at approximately 5 p.m.

Both suspects were described as Hispanic males in their late 20s to mid-30s, approximately 5'6” to 5'8” tall.

One suspect wore a dark cap with “NRA” on the front, a black scarf covering the lower half of his face, sunglasses, a light-blue long-sleeve shirt, a brown T-shirt, red gloves, blue jeans, and dark shoes.

The other suspect wore a dark denim jacket, sunglasses, a dark bandana with the jaws of a skull painted on it that covered the lower part of his face, dark gloves, blue jeans, and black shoes.

The suspects entered the bank and threatened to harm a teller unless the teller gave them money.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspects, who left the bank.

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are investigating.

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.