FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
March 2, 2016

Robbery of Compass Bank Branch in Albuquerque

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Wednesday, March 2, 2016 and fled in a light gray four-door sedan.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set male, possibly white, approximately 5’10” tall and in his 30s or 40s. He may have used a dark wig.

He wore a gray sweatshirt with blue sleeves, light-colored pants, a cap with blue on the front, red on the sides and back and a white or silver symbol on the front, mirrored sunglasses, dark gloves, and a gray material over his face.

At approximately 4 p.m., the suspect entered BBVA Compass Bank branch at 12001 Sierra Grande Ave. NE and displayed a handgun.

He demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left in a light gray four-door sedan that headed west on Sierra Grande Avenue NE toward Juan Tabo Boulevard 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.