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FBI offers reward to catch bank robbers

Created: 07/01/2014 7:23 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

The FBI is offering a reward of $1,000 to anyone who can help solve any of six bank robberies that took place in the Albuquerque metro over the past month.

The FBI is investigating whether some of these robberies may be related.

Anyone with information about these or other bank robberies is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Field Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours). Tips also can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov

On June 9, a robber hit up BBVA Compass Bank on 3500 Candelaria Road NE. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s with a medium build, approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds.

He wore a gray hoodie, black pants, black sneakers, a black bandana, and a black baseball cap with a possible Albuquerque Dukes logo on it. The suspect may have gotten into a vehicle after the robbery.

On June 13, the 2014 BBVA Compass Bank on 1201 San Pedro Dr. NE was robbed. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s or 30s with a mediumb build, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He wore a black and white bandana on his face, a black hoodie and blue jeans. The suspect displayed a handgun during the robbery, according to the FBI.

On June 20, a suspect robbed the 2014 Bank of the West on 4221 San Mateo Blvd. The suspect is described as a black male with green eyes and a slender build. He may have a tattoo under his left eye.

The suspect wore a blue bandana over his face, a black zippered hoodie, white latex gloves and dark pants--possibly faded jeans. He displayed a handgun during the robbery and got away in a gray Nissan Altima with a turquoise New Mexico license plate.

On June 25, a robbery took place at the 2014 BBVA Compass Bank on 3500 Candelaria Road NE. The suspect is described as a bald Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He wore sunglasses, a gray jacket, a green baseball cap with white writing and had a light-colored bandana or rag that covered his face.

On  June 27, a suspect hit up the Wells Fargo Bank at 3701 Constitution Ave. NE. The suspect is described a Hispanic male, approximately 50 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. He wore sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt, a dark baseball cap and dark pants. The suspect left the bank with an accomplice in a silver four-door sedan.

Finally on June 30, a robbery occurred at the Bank of Albuquerque on 4300 Ridgecrest Dr. SE in Rio Rancho. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with red or reddish brown hair, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 140-150 pounds. He wore a camouflage beanie, black jacket with red stripes, black shirt, sunglasses with orange lenses and a black frame, dark pants and white plastic gloves.


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