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First Savings Bank Robbery Solved

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 29, 2014
  • Special Agent Michael Martinez (915) 832-5373

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force worked aggressively with the El Paso Police and Sheriff’s Department, as well as the Las Cruces Police Department and the Dona Ana County Sherriff’s Office, to successfully solve the First Savings Bank Robbery from Monday afternoon.

Rick Edward Sanchez, 36 years old and unemployed, was arrested without incident at approximately 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The FBI followed up on numerous anonymous tips received from the public after the bank robbery and was able to successfully solve the first bank robbery of 2014 within 27 hours of the occurrence. Sanchez will go before Judge Torres this afternoon for his initial appearance, where he will be charged with one count of bank robbery.