Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Albuquerque Bank Robbery

The FBI and Albuquerque Police are looking for a man who robbed Bank of the West, 5401 Gibson Blvd SE, between San Mateo Boulevard SE and San Pedro Drive SE, on Tuesday morning.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white sleeveless T-shirt with some writing on the front, dark pants, and a white rag and a visor cap on his head.

He is about 5’7” tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, and is about 35 years old. He had dark hair and a mustache.

Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank at about 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. and gave the teller a note demanding cash.

The robber left with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen on foot heading east on Gibson Boulevard. Nobody was injured.

Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and the penalty increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 843-STOP.

The FBI may pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

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