FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
September 12, 2016

Robbery of Bank of the West in Albuquerque

The Bank of the West branch at 500 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. NE in Albuquerque was robbed on September 12, 2016 at approximately 2:03 p.m.

The suspect is described as heavy-set white male with a white beard and was sunglasses, a red baseball cap that appears to have an Auburn University logo, a gray T-shirt, and blue jeans.

He entered the bank, showed a teller a note that demanded money, and made verbal demands. He also displayed what appeared to be a handgun.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who left the bank and ran south down an alley between Edith Blvd. NE and Walter Street NE and then turned east on Copper Avenue NE.

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 also can be submitted online at https://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 https://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.