FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
August 15, 2017

Man Robs Albuquerque Bank, Flees on Bicycle

A man in his 50s robbed an Albuquerque bank and fled on a bicycle Tuesday afternoon, August 15, 2017.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, approximately 5'8” tall, with a slender or medium build, white hair, and a mustache.

He wore eyeglasses, a green baseball cap with a white front, a black jacket, and a black shirt.

At approximately 3:50 p.m., the suspect entered Bank of the West, 5228 Central Ave. SW and walked up to a teller.

The suspect presented a demand note that indicated he had a suspicious device.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank and was last seen riding a bicycle east on Central Avenue.

The suspect left behind an item, which the FBI and Albuquerque Police Department determined not to be dangerous.

Authorities are investigating whether this suspect could be responsible for the July 26, 2017, robbery of Wells Fargo bank, located at 1406 Bridge Blvd. SW.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call 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.

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

Information about other bank robbers wanted by the FBI can be found at bankrobbers.fbi.gov.