FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
October 7, 2016

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward for Red River Bank Robber

A man wearing a blue and gray jacket over a dark hooded sweatshirt robbed a bank in Red River, New Mexico on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

The suspect was described as a heavy-set Hispanic male in his early 20s, approximately 5'8" to 5'11" tall, with facial hair.

At approximately 9 a.m., the man entered Peoples Bank branch located at 121 E. Main St.

He implied he had a weapon and demanded money from a bank employee.

The employee handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank on foot.

The FBI, Red River Marshals Office, and Taos County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

Tips also can be submitted online at 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 this and 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.