FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
August 12, 2017

New Mexico State Police Capture Albuquerque Man Wanted by FBI for Bank Robbery

UPDATE—The New Mexico State Police located Dennis Saavedra during a traffic stop in Española on August 12, 2017 and turned him over to the FBI. Saavedra is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Monday, August 14, 2017.

Previous news release, issued Wednesday:

The FBI is looking for Dennis Anthony Saavedra, 34, of Albuquerque, who is wanted for bank robbery.

On Aug. 3, 2017, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, after Saavedra was charged with bank robbery.

Saavedra is charged in the July 27, 2017, robbery of U.S. Bank, located at 3801 Isleta Blvd. SW, in Albuquerque.

Saavedra is a white male, 5'6” tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

He has a tattoo on his neck, as well tattoos on his back, chest, arms, hands, and fingers.

He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Saavedra’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call the FBI at 505-889-1300.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to Saavedra’s arrest and conviction.

The public is reminded all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.