FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
December 23, 2014

Robbery of BBVA Compass Bank Branch in Albuquerque

A man with a limp robbed BBVA Compass bank, 6001 Academy Road NE, in Albuquerque on Tuesday (12/23/2014).

The suspect is described as approximately 5’6” tall, about 140 pounds, with a deep voice and a noticeable limp.

He wore a light-colored cloth over his face, a dark jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and white gloves.


Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank at approximately 9:01 a.m. and displayed a black handgun while demanding money from a teller.

The suspect gave the teller a white plastic shopping bag to put the money in.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who was last seen walking east through the bank parking lot.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Field Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) 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 the arrest and conviction of a bank robber.

Information about 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.