FBI El Paso
Special Agent Jeanette Harper
(915) 832-5355
April 29, 2022

El Paso Police Department and FBI El Paso Announce the Arrest of the Downtown Wells Fargo Bank Robbery Subject

EL PASO, TX—The El Paso Police Department and the FBI El Paso announce the arrest of Albuquerque man, Tensley Neal, for his alleged involvement in the Wells Fargo bank robbery that occurred in El Paso on Monday, April 18, 2022.

On April 28, 2022, Neal was taken into custody by Bernalillo County Sheriff Department, U.S. Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Neal was arrested on a state warrant issued by the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) for Robbery, PC 29.01.

On April 29, 2022, Neal was charged federally with one count of 18 USC 2113(a) – Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes. Neal will make his initial appearance in federal court in Albuquerque before being extradited to the Western District of Texas.

The extensive investigative work performed by EPPD’s Crimes Against Persons Unit and FBI El Paso led to a quick resolution to this investigation, therefore assuring the community of their safety in their day-to-day activities is a priority for our organizations.

The EPPD and the FBI would like to thank the many community members and local businesses for providing valuable evidence and tips, which assisted in identifying and locating Neal.

A federal complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty. Neal faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The FBI’s El Paso Violent Crimes Task Force and the El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit jointly investigated this case with the assistance from Bernalillo County Sheriff Department, Albuquerque Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service-Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, FBI Albuquerque’s Violent Crimes Task Force, and Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations.