FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
February 12, 2015

Man Wearing Wig Robs Albuquerque Bank

A man wearing a reddish wig robbed Bank of the West located at 5228 Central Ave. SW in Albuquerque on Thursday (2/12/2015).

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 40s or 50s, with a medium to heavy build, pock marks on his face, and tattoos on both hands, including a solid black rectangle on one hand. He also had a deep voice.

He wore a red or auburn wig, a black baseball call with the image of a dog’s face in white, sunglasses, a green flannel shirt, and dark pants.

Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank at approximately 9:18 a.m. and verbally demanded money from a teller.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who put it in a plastic Wal-Mart shopping bag and left the bank.

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are investigating this robbery.



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

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